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Heart Association, Mercy College take outreach to barbershops

The American Heart Association and Mercy College of Health Sciences launched a new initiative, Blood Pressure in Barbershops, this month at local barbershops in Des Moines to provide blood pressure readings and educational opportunities.

The awareness outreach program currently focuses on five African American barbershops in the Des Moines area — Platinum Kutz, House of Fades, Universal Kutz, Hilltop Barbershop and Imperial Kutz — as the prevalence of high blood pressure in African Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world. About 72 million people nationwide — or about 1 in 3 Americans — have high blood pressure; more than 40% of non-Hispanic African American men and women have high blood pressure.

Mercy College Celebrates Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week with Expansion of Online Paramedic and EMS Courses

Starting fall 2019, Mercy College of Health Sciences will offer online courses for the paramedic certificate and Associate of Science in emergency medical services (ASEMS) degree. In addition to the new online class options, the expansion of these programs will include more flexible face-to-face options for students during the day, evening, and weekend. The new program formats will also include local and remote face-to-face skills labs throughout Iowa.

189 Students Earn Academic Honors Spring Semester 2019

Congratulations to all 163 Mercy College students who earned academic honors for the Spring 2019 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.

10 Reasons to Attend Mercy College

Choosing the right college is an incredibly important decision— this one choice can dictate the path of your personal and professional career. To help you weigh your options, check out these ten reasons why you should attend Mercy College of Health Sciences.

Mercy College Students Celebrated for Volunteerism

Mercy College of Health Sciences is the recipient of the 2018 Caritas Institutional Award from Catholic Charities for volunteer service provided by their students. Caritas is Latin for “charity.” Each year, Catholic Charities gives the Caritas Award to one organization whose volunteers and supporters demonstrate compassion to those in need, serve with humility, and display love for all people.

Students Gain Life-Changing Experience on Annual Immersion Trip

Every spring, Mercy College students have the opportunity to travel to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota as part of a Service Learning Immersion Experience. This year, Dr. Judy Monroe and Dr. Joelle Stolte accompanied nursing students on this public health trip.

Measles Case Confirmed in Iowa

Importance of MMR Vaccination to Prevent Public Health Threat

Presidential Inauguration for Mercy College’s third president, Dr. Douglas J. Fiore, set for April 10-11

Douglas J. Fiore, PhD, will be inaugurated as Mercy College of Health Sciences’ third president on Wednesday, April 10.

Inauguration events begin with a Mass at 9:00 am at St. Ambrose Cathedral. The installation ceremony is scheduled for 1:00 pm at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, with a reception to follow.

Inauguration activities continue Thursday, April 11, with a campus Prayer Walk, campus tours, lunch in the Brennan Hall Commons, dinner in the lobby, and a Faith & Healing Speaker Series. The speaker series features Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D., President, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Sister Mary-Paula, Associate Director for Mission, Conference for Mercy Higher Education; Colleen Walters, Chief Mission Integration Officer, MercyOne.

Medicinal Use of Cannabis Research Symposium on April 1

On April 1, Mercy College of Health Sciences will be hosting its 14th Annual Research Symposium. This year’s symposium will focus on the multifaceted issues of the medicinal use of cannabis. The event will be held on Mercy College’s campus in the Sullivan Center, room 103, from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm and is open to the public.

Mercy College Faculty Recognized as Only Educators in 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award