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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.