Advance your healthcare


Through the CommonSpirit Health and Mercy College of Health Sciences partnership, CommonSpirit Health employees can conveniently advance their healthcare education through Mercy College's affordable and accredited healthcare degrees.

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  • Programs offered
    • Nursing (ASN, BSN, Accelerated and more)
    • Paramedic: EMS
    • Diagnostic Medial Sonography
    • and more!
  • About on campus learning

    Located in thriving downtown Des Moines, Iowa, the Mercy College of Health Sciences campus features modern healthcare education facilities and provides hands-on learning for dozens of career paths. Whether in the lab or in the classroom, it’s the perfect place to CHART YOUR COURSE.

  • Accreditation

    Accreditation is one of the most important factors when looking at colleges. This ensures we meet the quality and rigorous standards that are expected by students and employers. Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and for all offered programs.

  • Tuition

    Mercy College is proud to offer the lowest published tuition of any private institution in Iowa.


  • Programs offered
    • RN to BSN
    • Public Health
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Medical Assisting
  • About online learning

    Don’t want to physically “go back to school” to complete your healthcare education? No problem. Mercy College PLUS is a convenient and affordable way to advance your career through online learning. Transfer in up to 90 credits and complete your journey from your couch, office or favorite coffee shop.

  • Accreditation

    More common than not, many for-profit online universities are not accredited. Mercy College is proud of the institutional and individual program accrediting bodies by which it is accredited or approved. This ensures the education you receive is top-notch.

  • Tuition

    $2,500 per quarter — up to 12 credits. No surprises!

CommonSpirit Health Affiliation

Mercy College is proud to partner with national leaders in the innovation and delivery of healthcare. Our partners offer Mercy College students generous tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness programs and assist in clinical and preceptor rotations. These partnerships ensure that you receive collaborative education with industry experts so you can enter the workforce with the experiences, skills, and networks necessary to be successful in your career.


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