Rudy Cataldo

Rudy Cataldo
EMS Instructor
(515) 643-6675

Office Location
ACE - Garden Level

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

Year started at Mercy College: 2020

  • Department: Emergency Medical Services


  • B.S. Communication/Leadership, Waldorf University (2020)
  • AAS Emergency Management, Waldorf University (2018)
  • Paramedic, Mercy College of Health Sciences (2015)
  • EMT, University of Iowa (2013)


  • Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP)
  • State of Iowa Paramedic
  • EMS Instructor (IDPH)
  • Firefighter I, II and Haz-Mat Operations
  • Fire Service Instructor
  • Aircraft Firefighter

Clinical Field Experience

  • Firefighter/Paramedic in the Des Moines metro
  • Deputy Chief for Aircraft Emergency Response Team
  • Volunteer for State of Iowa Disaster Team

Favorite Quote

"At some point during your education or your career, you will feel as though you have hit rock bottom and are worn out. The best thing about hitting rock bottom is that it is a great foundation to build upon. All great buildings were once nothing but rock bottom."

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