Mercy College of Health Sciences President, Dr. Doug Fiore, appeared as a guest on the nationally acclaimed Iowa Catholic Radio show, The UnCommon Good. Dr. Fiore reflected on his first months as president of Mercy College and the crucial role Catholic Identity plays in preparing future health care professionals.
Between miles 15-19 she is spent, but she turns up her music and pushes forward, as only 6 miles remain.
Breanna Severin BSHS '18 & BSPH '18, (2nd from right), celebrates with Public Health Chair Joelle Stoelte and the first graduating cohort of the Mercy College Public Health major.
|Dr. Jeanette McGreevy,||Stephanie Brown|
The article Evidence-Informed Improvement through Collaborative Professional Integration has been published in the Fall 2018 Special Issue of New Directions for Teaching & Learning, in the Wiley Online Library. This article includes evidence-informed content about continuous improvement, three data buckets, and realistic actions, completed by Dr. Jeanette McGreevy, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, and Stephanie Brown, Senior Teaching and Learning Specialist at Mercy College. The special edition is called Assessment in Action: Evidence-Based Discussions about Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum.
Congratulations to all 152 Mercy College students who earned academic honors for the Spring 2018 semester.
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.
Mercy College of Health Sciences announces five (5) new members to its board of directors, each serving a three-year term.
Michael A. Bohl is an alumnus of Mercy’s School of Radiologic Technology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Science and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the Chief Operations Officer for Radiology Group, PC, SC in Davenport, Iowa. He has presented and published in the areas of radiologic technology. Mr. Bohl has created the Michael & Julia Bohl Radiological Technology Endowed Scholarship at Mercy College.
The $1.79 Million HRSA Grant will support Mercy College’s CARE Nursing Program
Mercy College of Health Sciences has been awarded a $1.79 million grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention of Registered Nurses in Primary Care Training Program. The funding will be dispersed over four years and will fund a new initiative at Mercy College, the Community Advocacy Registered Nurse Education (CARE) project. Mercy College is the only institution in Iowa to receive this competitive federal award.
Branding is more than a colorful new logo. We are narrating our story – reaffirming our commitment to students, embracing our rich history, and reinforcing the essential work we do in our community.
Since 1898, Mercy College of Health Sciences has been preparing graduates for service and leadership in the health care community. As the only private Catholic college in central Iowa, Mercy College prepares students for service and leadership in health care through profession-specific education so that our students enter the workforce quickly with the necessary skills to make an immediate impact.
After collecting feedback and holding focus groups with students, faculty, staff, and the public, the result is a unified image that tells the story of our mission and our role in preparing students for careers in health sciences.
Our New Logo
Quietly sophisticated in its subtlety, this self-contained logo uses abstract shapes to create a recognizable icon that embodies the school’s holistic approach to health sciences.
The Mercy College purple flanks the logomark on either side, while the warm Mercy green symbolizes life and tradition. Reminiscent of a stained-glass window, this logo also brings to mind a set of doors in a hallway leading to more doors — in other words, it represents a wide variety of possibilities and opportunities. Embedded in the design, you’ll see the logo also contains an M for Mercy, an H for health sciences, and the Mercy cross to represent the school’s Catholic heritage.
A classic serif font adds traditional gravitas to Mercy College as an academic institution, while a sans serif font, white space and clean lines add a contemporary element, as well.
Over the next few weeks you will begin to see the new Mercy College of Health Sciences logo appear around campus and in the community. Effective June 1, 2018, the above logo will be the only Mercy College logo approved for use. Please join us in championing this exciting time for Mercy College. Additional resources and details of the new brand will follow in the days to come.
Regards from the Mercy College Marketing Team
Our nation’s population is aging and the nursing workforce is retiring. The disparity between the need for nurses and individuals who are ready to assume those roles continues to grow daily. And yet, in communities across the country, nursing programs have been forced to reject student applications amid this dramatic nursing shortage.
For many colleges and universities, the inability to find qualified clinical sites and experienced nursing faculty has left them unable to accept students into their programs. In some states, the required student to faculty ratio in patient care settings has changed from ten, to eight, and in some states, six students per individual faculty member. This change has caused some programs to downsize the number of nursing students they accept.
Congratulations to all 305 graduates of the Mercy College of Health Sciences Class of 2018, representing 12 academic disciplines from 116 cities in 11 states and 5 countries.
Friends and family from far and wide celebrated the milestones of their loved ones who are entering the next chapter of their lives.
Watch the Student Speakers Deliver their Remarks Below
Justin Michael Gill, BSN
The work is complete and it’s time to celebrate the opening of Mercy College of Health Science’s new Academic Center for Excellence, located at 921 6th Ave. in Des Moines.
On Monday, April 16, from 4 -7 p.m., Mercy College will host a community open house. A brief dedication program will be held at 5:30 p.m. to officially open the center. The Academic Center for Excellence is home to state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories.