Online Learning



Mercy College of Health Sciences provides an interactive and engaging online experience designed to support your learning. Our online platform hosts discussions boards, educational videos, writing assignments, and other activities to enrich your learning experience — all at the click of your mouse.

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Online Learning


Online learning at Mercy College is designed to help you achieve your goals with the flexibility you need to be successful. Even though you may be completing your coursework from the comfort of your home or your break room, we’ve developed resources to make sure you never feel alone. Our expert faculty and staff are dedicated to your success 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We offer a number of free services to support you during your time at Mercy College.

  • Remote Library Services
  • Online Tutoring
  • Career Services
  • Personalized Enrollment Experience


As part of your online learning experience at Mercy College, you will have your very own Enrollment Coach. Your Enrollment Coach will help you:

  • Determine if credits will transfer
  • Advise on programs and job prospects post-graduation
  • Assist with student resources, financial aid, and more
  • Discuss options for work/family/school life balance

From application to support resources, through graduation, your personalized Enrollment Coach is there to help you stay on track with anything you may need while you pursue an online healthcare degree through Mercy College.

Explore our degree options

We offer a number of accredited certificate and degrees to choose from. Find one that matches your interests!

Mercy College = Affordable

Not sold, yet? Let us tell you why Mercy College is your most affordable option to advance your healthcare career.

Calling Adult Students

Wonder what it’s like to go back to school as an adult student? You’re not alone. We’ve got you covered!



Mercy College of Health Sciences complies with the authorization requirement as a participant under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education courses and programs. As a result, Mercy College is authorized to deliver online education throughout the United States excluding California.

If a student will be located in California while enrolled and taking online classes at Mercy College, they should contact their enrollment coach before enrolling to determine eligibility. Email your inquiry to or call (515) 635-1133.

State and institutional membership and participation may change.



Next step before transforming into a life-saving hero: complete the form below. Our admissions team will get you all the info you need to know.

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Admissions: (515) 635-1133
General: (515) 643-3180


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 degreesassociate degreescertificate 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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