Ashley Barnard

Ashley Barnard, BEd, CMA (AAMA)
Medical Assisting Program Chair, Assistant Professor 
(515) 643-6705

Office Location
SC - 325

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239

Year Started at Mercy College: 2022

  • Department: Medical Assisting


  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, Arizona State University


  • Certifcate in Medical Assisting
  • Certified Medical Assistant

Courses Taught

  • MA 101 MA Administrative Procedures I
  • MA 102 MA Clinical Procedures I
  • MA 121 MA Administrative Procedures II
  • MA 122 MA Clinical Procedures II
  • MA 201 MA Practicum

Clinical Field Experience

  • CMA- MercyOne Iowa Heart
  • CMA- MercyOne East Village Family Practice

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Autism Awareness

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

Favorite Quote

“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardour and diligence.”– Abigail Adams

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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