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Mercy College of Health Sciences

Mercy College of Health Sciences is a subsidiary corporation of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. 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.”

Academic Programs of Study

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

Short-Term Certificates

  • Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B)
  • Medical Billing and Coding (MBC)
  • Nursing Assistant (NA)

Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For program specific accreditations visit www.mchs.edu/accreditation.

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