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Class of 2017, it's time!

Congratulations to all 275 graduates of the Mercy College of Health Sciences Class of 2017, representing 11 academic disciplines hailing from 96 cities.

Mercy College 2017 Commencement Ceremony
Friday, April 28, 2017 

Pinning Ceremony - 1:00 p.m.

Congrats to Our 100 Great Iowa Nurses!


The 100 Great Iowa Nurses award recognizes nurses that have made meaningful, lasting contributions to their patients, colleagues, and the nursing profession, and are viewed as mentors to other nursing professionals. This year’s honorees exemplify all of the principles on which the 100 Great Iowa Nurses Celebration was founded.

Faculty Contribute to Diversity in Healthcare Professions Paper

Articletitle.jpgThe Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities extended a great privilege to Mercy College Faculty Dr. Bud Marr and Bo Bonner when, through coordination with Mercy College President Barbara Decker, the two were asked to contribute on the white paper “Diversity in Healthcare Professions: A Catholic Higher Education Imperative.”

UPDATED: Compare 21st & 5th Century Healing



The April 6 event featuring Dr. Chad Pecknold has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. We apologize for the short notice.


Another event will be scheduled for a later date and details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Contact Bo Bonner with questions at bbonner@mercydesmoines.org.

Critical Care Paramedic Students Use Pig Tracheas to Learn Surgical Airways

Dr. James Poole, Emergency Department Physician from Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines, teaches surgical airways to Mercy College Critical Care Paramedic students using pig tracheas.

Our Food Pantry - Take What You Need, Leave What You Can


Some Mercy College studentsmost of whom already receive financial aidstill don't have enough resources to eat every week.

In an unassuming space, within a small private college, in the middle of downtown Des Moines, a community is showing just how much they care.  

209 Students from 69 Cities Earn Academic Honors

Congratulations to all 209 Mercy College Students who earned academic honors for the Fall 2016 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.

Happy Children yield Enriched Parents

The Child Watch Center at St. Vincent de Paul was born from the realization that neighborhood parents, wanting to assimilate to Iowa, were without child care while they attended resource classes.

So, Mercy College Servant Leadership students conceptualized and created the child watch center, as well as, designed and painted educational murals for the children on the wall. (see photo of mural below)

The Spirit of the Sisters of Mercy Lives on in Healthcare


Sr Patricia Talone.jpgGet the new year started with the award-winning Mercy College Faith and Healing Series! Join us as we welcome a member of the Sisters of Mercy to speak on campus!

Sister Patricia Talone, RSM, PHD, was most recently the Vice President of Mission Services for the Catholic Health Association of the United States. She retired from that position in 2016, and is now setting about using her vast knowledge and extensive experience as a consultant, lecturer and writer on ethics, mission and formation.

As a Sister of Mercy for nearly 60 years, Sr. Talone embodies a lifetime of working in the Spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, specifically in the field of healthcare and ethics. Sr. Talone will be joining us February 9th to give the lecture A Vision For Healthcare Reform, meditating on the foundation of Healthcare in the Catholic tradition as lived through the Charism of the Sisters of Mercy.

6 Colleges and Universities form Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association

The six Catholic colleges in Iowa have formed the Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association to collaborate and identify innovative strategies to collectively respond to the dynamic higher education environment which exists today.