Christa Knoll

Christa Knoll, MSN-L, RN
Assistant Professor
(515) 643-6797

Office Location
SC - 205

Office Hours
9-5 Monday - Thursday

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

Year Started at Mercy College: 2022

  • Department: Nursing


  • MSN-L, Chamberlain College of Nursing (2017)
  • BSN, University of Iowa (2013)
  • ADN, North Iowa Area Community College (2011)

Courses Regularly Taught  

  • NUR 405
  • NSG 231


  • TNCC

Clinical History

  • MercyOne Medical Center North Iowa, Cardiac Stepdown, 2 years
  • Banner Health in Arizona, ICU RN, 3 years
  • Banner Health in Arizona, Nursing Leadership, 3 years
  • ABCM Corporation, Director of Nursing for LTC, 1 year
  • MercyOne Medical Center, CSICU Director of Nursing, 2 years
  • MercyOne Medical Center, ICU Float RN, 1 year
  • Wellmark, Prior Authorization and HEDIS RN, 6 months (contract)
  • FocusPoint Healthcare, Account Manager, 1 yearAs listed

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • ANA - American Nurses Association
  • AACN - American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Advice to Students/Favorite Quote

"Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses...we must be learning all of our lives" - Florence Nightingale

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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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