Institutional Outcomes

Mercy College of Health Sciences, guided by its core values, supports the following institutional outcomes for all students and employees from diverse backgrounds to achieve success in the changing healthcare environment.


Knowledge Acquisition, Construction, Integration, and Application
1. Gains core knowledge and skills to build capacity for life-long learning.
2. Applies knowledge to a new situation or setting.
3. Demonstrates critical thinking.

4. Writes effectively in a variety of forms and settings.
5. Speaks effectively in a variety of forms and settings.
6. Listens to comprehend.
7. Reads to comprehend.
8. Collaborates respectfully with others to accomplish a common goal.

Servant Leadership
9. Exhibits personal accountability as a servant leader.
10. Exhibits social accountability as a servant leader.
11. Addresses community, national, and global needs through service.

Evidence-Based Continuous Improvement
12. Gains insight through assessment data.
13. Makes data-informed decisions to improve outcomes.
14. Attains purposeful change to improve outcomes.
15. Monitors outcomes progress.

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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.