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Alumna cares for pediatric heart surgery patients in Chicago Children's Hospital

At just 27, Des Moines native Ashley Hilsabeck RN, ASN'13, BSN'13, is building a resume that would be impressive for someone a decade her senior, and she credits her education at Mercy College of Health Sciences with helping her get launched.

Now a critical care registered nurse who takes care of pediatric heart surgery patients at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, IllinoisAshley Hilsabeck Lift Iowa, Ashley discovered her calling while studying chemistry and biology at the University of Northern Iowa.

Understanding the suffering of others has been a part of her since childhood

 “You can plan your life, but don’t expect it to turn out that way. You have to learn to accept what life offers you,” says Ashley Foabeh, Mercy College of Health Science’s 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Liberal Arts & Sciences Student Award. She is planning to graduate with a BSN degree — her third college degree — in 2017.

His team cared for 450 Cambodian patients-shared the gospel with them

I'm Aaron Hemsworth, a 2013 graduate of the Mercy College Associate of Science in Nursing program AND a current student in the Bachelor of Science in Health Science program, with aspirations of completing medical school and becoming a physician.