Mercy College of Health Sciences prepares students for service and leadership in healthcare. With hands-on-learning and faculty members who have worked in the trenches, we transform students into healthcare heroes. We've been doing this since 1899, so yeah— we know a thing or two about healthcare education.



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Meet Our Admissions Crew

Emily Anderson
Admissions Counselor

Dillon Bauer
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Andy Gress
Director of Admissions

Dani Gronek
​Admissions Counselor

Nick Mohr
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Tahlia Warrick
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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.


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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 bachelor’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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