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Is Mercy College of Health Sciences in your future? Only one way to find out. Choose the program that interests you and schedule a time to connect with our admissions team and learn about the enrollment process and opportunities that await you. 

ACCELERATED PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

Counselor: Catelin Haight

Chart Your Course with Catelin and become a physical therapist assistant (PTA) in just ONE YEAR! You'll learn to use a variety of exercises and equipment to increase patients' mobility and activity under the direction of a physical therapist. It's not a stretch to say this program will set your career in motion!

 

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DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

Counselor: Catelin Haight

Chart Your Course with Catelin and become a become a diagnostic medical sonographer! You'll learn to use the appropriate equipment and positions to obtain medical images to help physicians diagnose and treat patients. Our ultrasound program offers two tracks - cardiovascular and general sonography - so you can hone your skills and sharpen your images. We can definitely see you in this major!

 

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (PARAMEDIC)

Counselor: Katelyn Schmitt

Chart Your Course with Katelyn and become a paramedic! Our Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare you for a variety of situations you might encounter as a first responder. Earn your paramedic certificate or your Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services and become a life-saving paramedic today!

 

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HEALTH SCIENCE (Pre-Health Professions)

Counselor: Sarah Meis

Chart Your Course with Sarah and earn your Bachelor of Science in Health Science! Our Health Science curriculum will prepare you for whatever future you choose: medical, dental, physician's assistant, podiatric, or veterinary school, or advanced degrees in medical laboratory science, physical therapy, optometry, and more! This "pre-health professions" program will lay the foundation for your future career, no matter which path you choose. And speaking of paths, this major offers multiple pathways that pair with other degree and certificate options, allowing you to earn more degrees in the time it would normally take to complete one. 

 

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HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

Counselor: Sarah Meis

Chart Your Course with Sarah and become a healthcare administrator in just ONE YEAR! Our 100% online class format makes it convenient for you to learn the skills and knowledge you'll need to manage your own department, facility, or healthcare system. You'll be leading the way in no time!

 

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MEDICAL ASSISTING

Counselor: Jenn Amaya

Chart Your Course with Jenn and become a medical assistant! Choose from a certificate or Associate of Science in Medical Assisting track and begin your healthcare career today! Medical assistants (MAs) are highly skilled individuals that support the physician and patient care team in a variety of ways, from administrative office tasks to taking medical histories and labs. Our 100% online instruction will prepare you for any number of opportunities your future career might bring.  

 

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MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

Counselor: Sarah Meis

Chart Your Course with Sarah and become a medical laboratory scientist (MLS)! Our post-baccalaureate MLS program will prepare you to use sophisticated laboratory equipment in order to perform a broad range of tests to assist in the diagnoses and treatments of patients. In just one year, you can earn your Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science and become an integral part of the medical team.  

 

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NURSING: Master of Science

Counselor: Jenn Amaya

Chart Your Course with Jenn and earn your Master of Science in Nursing: Organizational and Systems Leadership! Being a well-rounded nurse in today's complicated healthcare environment requires advanced leadership skills in addition to clinical experience and expertise. Our 100% online MSN program is designed for nurses who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and will prepare you to take on leadership and management roles as you advance your career as a nurse. 

 

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NURSING: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Counselor: Tara Soma

Chart Your Course with Tara and become a nurse in just one year! Our 12-month Accelerated BSN curriculum is designed for high-achieving students who have already completed a minimum of 68 credits of college coursework, including all of the core curriculum classes needed to earn a Bachelor's degree at Mercy College. This option offers all required nursing coursework over five terms (one year), and will prepare you to assume roles involving management and coordination of care, leadership, education, research, population-focused health, and inter-professional collaboration. We have start dates year-round and an affordable tuition rate designed to put you on your path toward becoming a nurse even faster.

 

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NURSING: Bachelor of Science (Traditional)

Counselor: Maddy Friel

Chart Your Course with Maddy and become a nurse! Our traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program will allow you to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful nurse at a time and pace that works for you! Hone your patient care skills in our state-of-the-art simulation labs where you'll practice actual nursing procedures on our high-fidelity manikins. At the conclusion of your program, you'll be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to enter the nursing workforce confidently to pursue your healthcare career. 

 

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NURSING: Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN

Counselor: Jenn Amaya

Chart Your Course with Jenn and advance your nursing career! If you already have your registered nursing licence and your diploma or Associate of Science in Nursing, our 100% online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program will prepare you to take the next step in your nursing career. Use all of your valuable nursing experience to complete our curriculum and earn your BSN today! 

 

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NURSING: Associate of Science

Counselor: Maddy Friel

Chart Your Course with Maddy and become a nurse! Our Associate of Science in Nursing curriculum will prepare you to sit for your licensing exam in just two years! The first year of your coursework will lay the foundation for your nursing career. In the second year, you'll build upon that knowledge and work alongside current healthcare professionals to hone your practical nursing skills in actual clinical settings.

 

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PUBLIC HEALTH

Counselor: Sarah Meis

Chart Your Course with Sarah and become a public health professional! Interested in making a difference in the health of communities? In our Public Health major, you'll study disease prevention and control, community health promotion, and social, behavioral, cultural, and regulatory factors that can impact the health of local and global populations. Become a leader in healthcare as you learn about health promotion program-planning, grant writing, environmental health, and public health advocacy!  

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RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

Counselor: Catelin Haight

Chart Your Course with Catelin and become a radiologic technologist! In our rad tech program, you'll work alongside your classmates and current imaging specialists to take picture-perfect images of your patients. You'll use state-of-the-art equipment in both our on-campus lab and in your clinical settings at local hospitals and clinics. Did we mention we have an x-ray machine on campus? Make an appointment with Catelin and come see for yourself!

 

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UNDECIDED

Counselor: Debbie Lively

Know you want a career in healthcare, but no idea where to start? No problem! Whether your future takes you to a role on an emergency response team or to an advanced degree like medical or veterinary school, Debbie will help you Chart Your Course and find a career that best fits your strengths and interests. Discover your future with Debbie today!

 

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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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