Student Handbook



Mercy College of Health Sciences requires registered students to be familiar with the information and policies described in the Mercy College Student Handbook. Students receive information about the student handbook during New Student Orientation and Registration. The information, policies, and procedures contained in this Handbook are subject to change at any time without notice.

2023-24 Undergraduate Handbook

2023-24 Graduate Handbook



The Norkaitis Student Success Center provides a professional counselor for students who are looking for help in addressing personal or other emotional issues.

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The Norkaitis Student Success Center offers free tutoring services to all students.

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Mercy College's student food bank provides supplemental support to students who are facing food insecurity and need assistance. 

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About Us

Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.