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Author, Educator, Psychiatrist To Speak on The Basil Option


Please join us for our next Faith and Healing Speaker, Dr. Abraham Nussbaum, Chief Education Officer for Denver Health, Associate Professor at University of Colorado’s Department of Psychiatry.

AMNussbaumFB.jpgDr. Nussbaum's message for our discussion on November 9th will be on The Basil Option: From Healthcare Reform to the Renewal of Medicine. Dr. Nussbam is also the author of the recent book The Finest Traditions of My Calling, which was reviewed in the New York Times. 

Read the New York Times review of Dr. Nussbaum's newest book here!

Josephine Norkaitis Student Success Center Opens

Today, leaders from Mercy College of Health Sciences and the Mercy Foundation dedicated and announced the opening of the new Josephine Norkaitis Student Success Center.


Named for the late philanthropist and education advocate Josephine Norkaitis, the space is located on the Mercy College campus in downtown Des Moines. The Josephine Norkaitis Student Center provides students with opportunities to enhance their education through academic and personal counseling, tutoring and related support services.

Nominate a Colleague for the 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award


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.
Nominations for 2018 are officially open, and will close on Dec. 31, 2017! Honorees will be announced on March 1, 2018.
Nominate a nursing colleague for the  100 Great Iowa Nurses Award today!

Diana Deibler Concludes 9-Year Mercy College Board Tenure

Deibler&DeckerAwardweb.jpgThank you to Diana Deibler who has served on the Mercy College of Health Sciences Board of Directors for the past nine (9) years. In her tenure on the Mercy College Board, Deibler served as the 2013-14 Chair, 2014-15 Vice Chair, and the 2015-16 Secretary. Deibler's final term came to a close in August, 2017.

190 Students from 56 Cities Earn Academic Honors

Congratulations to all 190 Mercy College students who earned academic honors for the Summer 2017 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.

Alter-Egos in Dialogue: Freud and the Health of the Christian Mind


Adam DeVille-057188-edited.jpgJoin us for Mercy College of Health Sciences award winning Faith and Healing Lecture Series. We will kick off the year, and our annual commemoration of the Charism of the Sisters of Mercy on Thursday, September 21st at 6 p.m. in the Sullivan Center. Our speaker for Mercy Week will be Dr. Adam DeVille, Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy and Theology department at University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne Indiana. His talk is entitled Alter-Egos in Dialogue: Freud and the Health of the Christian Mind.

Mercy College of Health Sciences President Announces Retirement

Dr.BarbaraDeckerPhotoweb.jpgMercy College of Health Sciences announces plans for Dr. Barbara Quijano Decker to retire on June 30, 2018, ending her 12-year tenure as president of Mercy College.

Under President Decker’s leadership, Mercy College expanded facilities, increased the breadth and diversity of academic programming, and strengthened the ministry as a Catholic college. Her passion and persistence contributed to Mercy College’s favorable accreditation and performance outcomes, as well as the organization’s strong positive relationship with students, employees, alumni and the College board of directors.

Join Us At the Iowa State Fair!


Mercy College of Health Sciences will be at the 2017 Iowa State Fair!

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 is Mercy College of Health Sciences Day at the Iowa State Fair. As an "Official Red Ribbon Sponsor," Mercy College representatives will be located on the Grand Avenue concourse in front of the Horner Service Center. Look for our signage, stop by and say hello.
  • Mercy College will also have a booth in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building from August 10-20.

Stop by and say hello to a Mercy College representative at the Iowa State Fair!

Mercy College Receives $84,000 DASH Emergency Grant

17-19_Dash_Grant_Recipient_H.png$84,000 Grant Supports Launch of Emergency Grant Program at Mercy College of Health Sciences. The funds will address financial barriers to help low-income students stay enrolled to completion. 

New Ultrasound Machines on Campus!

With the purchase of 2 brand new Philips Affiniti 50 Ultrasound Systems, the Mercy College educational experience has been dramatically enhanced.

Improved image quality, an intuitive user interface and ergonomic design have created an environment that mimics what students see and use in their clinical rotations.

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Katie Hermawan, RDMS, (AB, OB/GYN), RDCSClinical Coordinator, in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program, showcases the new state-of-the-art equipment that DMS faculty and students have daily access to in the DMS lab.