About Mercy

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Mercy College of Health Sciences is a Catholic institution of higher education, sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives. The college operates under the leadership of the Mercy College Board of Directors comprised of community, academic and health care leaders committed to the vision of the institution, which is “to be a national leader for excellence in the delivery and innovation of health sciences education.”


  • Critical Care Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ASDMS)
  • Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services (Certificate/ASEMS)
  • Health Care Administration (Online) – (BSHCA)
  • Health Sciences (BSHS)
  • Medical Assisting (with Limited RT) (Certificate/ASMA)
  • Medical Laboratory Science (Certificate)
  • Nursing (ASN)
  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Nursing Completion (Online) – RN to BSN
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (ASPTA)
  • Radiologic Technology (ASRT)
  • Surgical Technology (Certificate/ASST)

Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For program specific accreditations visit www.mchs.edu/accreditation.

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Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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