Mercy College of Health Sciences and DMACC sign new partnership

Agreement dedicated to graduating more Central Iowa health care professionals.

(Des Moines, Iowa) - Administrators of Mercy College of Health Sciences and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) have signed articulation agreements offering a seamless transfer of DMACC health science graduates.

“As students successfully progress toward completion of an Associate degree at Des Moines Area Community College, these agreements provide a seamless transition for their students to proceed into Mercy College’s baccalaureate degree programs. Agreements also provide improved financial assistance as students can efficiently transfer between colleges without losing time and credits. We look forward to continuing a strong relationship with DMACC,” said Mercy College President Barbara Quijano Decker, JD.

The three career paths included in the transfer agreement include a B.S. degree in health care administration, a B.S. degree in health sciences that prepares students for further study in medicine, dentistry and other graduate level programs.

More details include:
· Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
   - BSHCA Articulation Crosswalk
· Bachelor of Science in Health Science
   - BSHS Articulation Crosswalk

“This agreement further strengthens our partnerships with Iowa’s health care community. We are delighted Mercy College of Health Sciences chose DMACC as a partner,” said Rob Denson, President of DMACC. “This gives our graduates another option to further their education in health sciences and pursue a career here in Central Iowa.

“Iowa’s health care industry has told us that due to upcoming retirements of health care professionals and aging baby boomers there is an urgent need for more health care professionals,” said Sally Schroeder, Dean of DMACC’s Health and Public Services Department.

Des Moines Area Community College, a public institution serving the educational and career training needs of Iowans, is committed to the lifelong success of its students. As Iowa’s largest two-year college, DMACC offers 167 programs, certificates and transfer degrees, annually serving more than 70,000 credit and noncredit students on six campuses and in five learning centers. Thanks to college-wide innovation, new programs and affordable tuition, DMACC has experienced record growth and is the 15th fastest growing two-year college in America. for more information, please visit

About Mercy College of Health Sciences
Mercy College of Health Sciences (MCHS) located in downtown Des Moines is the largest health sciences college in Iowa, offering 15 degree and certificate academic programs. MCHS is the only Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). To learn more about our health science academic programs, and become acquainted with Mercy College’s five (5) hallmarks, we invite you to visit our online presence at

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