Kimberly Patrick

Kim Patrick
Kimberly Patrick, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM 
Instructor, Medical Laboratory Science Program
(515) 643-6784

Office Location
ACE - 202

Office Hours
Posted outside office. Please contact for appointment.

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

Year Started at Mercy College: 2009

  • Department: Medical Laboratory Science


  • Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University (1987) 
  • Medical Technology certification, Mercy School of Medical Technology (1987)
  • Family Law Mediation Training (2022)

Courses Regularly Taught

  • MLS-414 Urinalysis/Body Fluids
  • MLS-415 Clinical Chemistry I
  • MLS-436 Clinical Chemistry Rotation I
  • MLS-445 Clinical Chemistry II
  • MLS-465 Clinical Microbiology Rotation II
  • MLS-466 Clinical Chemistry Rotation II


  • MLS(ASCP)CM - Medical Laboratory Scientist

Clinical/Field Experience

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist since 1987 in a variety of laboratory settings. (MercyOne - Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines and VA Medical Center, Iowa City, along with critical access hospitals in rural counties.)
  • Newborn Screening Health Scientist
  • QC/Lab Manager in industry
  • Processing Supervisor at MercyOne - Des Moines

Professional Memberships

  • MLS(ASCP)cm American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • ASCLS American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

Community Service Involvement

  • St. Mary's Church

Advice to Students

Take time to evaluate where you are, where you want to be and how you plan to get there, while praying for guidance.

Personal History

I love to read and spend time with my huge family. I am the youngest of 15 and my husband is the youngest of 6.  I have taught my whole life, formally and informally. I now have the opportunity to do it full time in a field I love!

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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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