DES MOINES, Iowa, January 20, 2021 — After Mercy College PLUS’ first fall semester, 35 students have earned academic honors on the Dean’s and President’s Lists. To qualify for the President's List, students must attain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher, in their most recent semester, for a minimum of six credit hours. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must attain a grade point average (GPA) between 3.5 and 3.749, in their most recent semester, for a minimum of six credits.

Mercy College of Health Sciences announced the launch of Mercy College PLUS, an online extension of the College’s existing healthcare degree options, back in May 2020.

MercyPLUS offers four online degree programs designed in collaboration with healthcare industry experts. These offerings include a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program (RN to BSN), a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, and both a certificate and Associate of Science in Medical Assisting.

Dean’s List

Julia Albin

Jessica Buch

Sabrina Douglass

Ashley Essmann

Enna Muselic

Angie Olsen

Lisa Randall

Nicole Schnitzler

Adam Tryon

Amy Wolfe


President’s List

Amanda Akers

Ashley Barnard

Megan Brightman

Rachel Brown

Stephanie Brungardt

Kodi Callies

Cassandra Couch

Melinda Cross

Elizabeth Ditomaso

Whitney Edler

Cherish Hansen

Mikayla Kephart

Katelyn Larson

Jami Melton

Latischa Nail

Iris Piekema

Jama Robinson

Karolina Sajnova

Taryn Sather

Megan Summers

Olivia Tasler

Katherine Terlisner

Olivya Vondrak

Molly Wharton

Amanda White

About Mercy College PLUS
Since 1899, Mercy College of Health Sciences has been empowering students with the training, knowledge, and education to become successful healthcare professionals. Mercy College PLUS continues this legacy by expanding online education designed in collaboration with industry experts. With multiple starts per year, affordable tuition, and a generous transfer credit acceptance, students can advance their healthcare careers in a manner and time that is convenient for them.

About Mercy College of Health Sciences
Mercy College of Health Sciences is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Located in downtown Des Moines, Mercy College prepares graduates for service and leadership in the healthcare community with a wide range of bachelor’s, associate, and certificate degrees. Visit or call (515) 643-3180 to learn how you can start Charting Your Course.