Kimberly Patrick

Kim Patrick
Kimberly Patrick, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM 
Instructor, Medical Laboratory Science Program
(515) 643-6784

Office Location
ACE - 202

Office Hours
Posted outside office. Please contact for appointment.

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Medical Laboratory Science Program
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239

Year Started at Mercy College: 2009

  • Department: Medical Laboratory Science


  • Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University (1987) 
  • Medical Technology certification, Mercy School of Medical Technology (1987)
  • Family Law Mediation Training (2022)

Courses Regularly Taught

  • MLS-414 Urinalysis/Body Fluids
  • MLS-415 Clinical Chemistry I
  • MLS-436 Clinical Chemistry Rotation I
  • MLS-445 Clinical Chemistry II
  • MLS-465 Clinical Microbiology Rotation II
  • MLS-466 Clinical Chemistry Rotation II


  • MLS(ASCP)CM - Medical Laboratory Scientist

Clinical/Field Experience

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist since 1987 in a variety of laboratory settings. (MercyOne - Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines and VA Medical Center, Iowa City, along with critical access hospitals in rural counties.)
  • Newborn Screening Health Scientist
  • QC/Lab Manager in industry
  • Processing Supervisor at MercyOne - Des Moines

Professional Memberships

  • MLS(ASCP)cm American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • ASCLS American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

Community Service Involvement

  • St. Mary's Church

Advice to Students

Take time to evaluate where you are, where you want to be and how you plan to get there, while praying for guidance.

Personal History

I love to read and spend time with my huge family. I am the youngest of 15 and my husband is the youngest of 6.  I have taught my whole life, formally and informally. I now have the opportunity to do it full time in a field I love!

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