Christa Steffens | Mercy College

Christa Steffens, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing
(515) 643-6783

Office Location
SC - 217

Office Hours
By appointment

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Year Started at Mercy College: 2019

  • Department: Nursing


  • Doctor of Education, Allen College
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Kaplan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Iowa
  • Associate of Science in Nursing, Scott Community College


  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Clinical Field Experience

  • 22 Years - Critical Care, Forensics, Corrections

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About Us

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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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.