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Des Moines Area Higher Ed Consortium Receives $510K Grant from U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women

Mercy College of Health Sciences, Drake University, Grand View University and Simpson College will collectively receive a $510,000 grant for a consortium project entitled  “Central Iowa Colleges’ Coordinated Response” submitted to OVW’s "Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program."                                                                            

As a recipient of this competitive award, the four local colleges will work together, and with community partners including Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services, to strengthen and formalize education, policies, procedures and messaging to prevent and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

Mercy Students Making Change, Again

Mercy College Association of Nursing Students (MCANS) participated in the 2016 Iowa Association of Nursing Students (IANS) State Convention in Cedar Rapids, IA this week. Two resolutions were developed and presented by MCANS; one related to making allergy checks an additional right of drug administration and the other was to raise awareness of ineffective advance care directive use in the hospital setting. Both resolutions passed unanimously at the state convention!

I'm Finally A Nursing Student!

Nursing School. No way. It’s finally here. It is so hard to believe that I am in my first semester of the BSN program.


The many different emotions that have entered through my head, are so confusing. It is so exciting yet so scary. Many people say nursing school consumes your life and you have no free time, I’d like to tell you otherwise. I’m so anxious for it to be ove,r but yet wonder what I will do when I’m done.

B.S. in Health Information Management & Public Health to Start in January 2017

Mercy College is launching two NEW Bachelor of Science degrees in January 2017: Health Information Management & Public Health

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
HIM.jpgThe Health Information Management program will be the first educational program of its kind in Iowa at the bachelor’s level. The new academic program will be offered at the Mercy College campus in downtown Des Moines, with the majority of the program courses offered in an online format, students will be able to complete the program throughout the state. This degree will prepare students to help meet the growing need in Iowa for HIM professionals and directly impact the state’s ability to stay current in the health care sector, which is leveraging the advancement in technology and analytics.