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2018 Alum Gives Boost to Senior Community in Grinnell

Julie Smith (BSN '18), has joined the Mayflower Community staff as the Director of Assisted Living and Home Services. Julie is a 2018 graduate who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Health Service Management from Drake University, with a minor in business in...

Mercy College Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month which gives an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy. Physical Therapy (PT) is a branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercises and equipment to help patients regain or improve their physical abilities...

The Best Prevention to Fight Flu Season

Flu season is here, and that means it’s time to get the flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this potentially serious public health threat. The Iowa Department of Public Health recommends...

Senator Ernst Visits Mercy College to Discuss Expanding Health Sciences Education

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) visited Mercy College of Health Sciences to meet with students and administrators on Thursday. During her visit, the senator discussed the future of Mercy College and the crucial need to educate healthcare professionals at the state and national levels.

“We’re grateful that Senator Ernst understands the critical need for healthcare professionals in Iowa and across the country. We are determined to...

Mercy College of Health Sciences has been awarded the fifth largest gift in the institution’s history, establishing the Mains Endowed Scholarship Fund. The $240,500 estate gift was given by the late Suzanne Mains, a graduate and eventual director of Mercy School of Nursing, which later became part of Mercy College of Health Sciences. Suzanne spent the majority of her career at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, serving there for...


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