Kristen Bryan Wessel


Kristen Bryan Wessel

Kristen Bryan Wessel, PhD, MSN
Dean of Nursing
(515) 643-6731

Office Location
SC - 221

Office Hours
9 am - 4 pm, by appointment

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

Year Started at Mercy College: 2022

  • Department: Nursing


  • PhD in Educational Studies, Specialization in Instructional Technology, Universty of Nebraska (2020)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix (2007)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Morningside College (1996)


  • Professional Registered Nurse Compact License, State of Iowa

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • National League for Nursing


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