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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.

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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.

Alex is Here to Change the World

As I get ready for my first day rotating in palliative care, I wonder what is in store?

What am I going to experience? At this point in my academic career, I have a general idea of what palliative care is, but what I'm not sure of is how it will actually manifest itself. After only a few minutes meeting the team and discussing the day, my initial thoughts are why isn't this, palliative care, something that is more common? Why isn’t this being used across all healthcare settings?

El Salvadorian BSN Student is Happy to Call Iowa Home

For someone who’s all of 26, Mercy College student Sofia A. Faulkner (Sanchez Soler) has had more life experiences than many people twice her age.

Since immigrating to the United States from El Salvador in 2000 with her family, she has lived in five states: New York, North Carolina, Texas, California, and since 2004, Iowa, where she attended school from six grade through graduation from Waukee High School.

Driven by a Desire to Make a Difference ... Wherever She Might Travel

Kate PaceWhen both your parents are foreign language teachers, it’s not too hard to catch the travel bug. That’s exactly what happened to Kate Pace, whose parents both taught foreign language in central Iowa schools. By accompanying them on their trips with students, first as a student and then as a chaperone, she has been able to see a large part of the world.


Mercy students & Clara Barton's vision extends to 2,000 local elementary students

When Mercy College community health nursing faculty Dawn Bowker and Brandi Tomlinson were faced with locating innovative and authentic clinical experiences for 265 students in the NEW comprehensive 3-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, they looked to another community health nurse, Clara Barton (founder of the American Red Cross), for the answer.

Watch Mercy College  Students & Faculty on WHO 13 TV 

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