Career Resources



Mercy College of Health Sciences offers more than just an education  we prepare you for a successful job search after you graduate. Our Norkaitis Student Success Center helps students prepare resumes, interview for jobs, conduct a job search, and more! Upon completion of your respective degree or certification, you will be prepared for the next step in your newfound career. Thanks to our unique hospital affiliations and more than 150 clinical partners, students are exposed to a multitude of unique employment opportunities through clinical and practicum rotations. These rotations often lead to future job placement.

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Browse the tabs below to find additional resources for the next employer showcase! 
Fall 2023 Employer Showcase Schedule

Employer Showcase: October 23-27

Employer Tables: Open Monday the 23rd and close by 10AM on Friday the 27th. Located in the Sullivan Center main hallway. Students are encouraged to visit the tables and employers to explore career opportunities. 

Employer Information Sessions: Employers have taken the time to record a short video about their organization. To locate their session videos, go to the Student Job Board, select the employer's name and their video will be linked along with their career pages. We encourage students to watch these videos and feel free to follow up with employers with any questions. 

Nurse Residency Sessions: Much like employer information sessions, these are recorded and paired with the employer information. Employers offering nurse residency that plan to attend the Showcase are: MercyOne, UnityPoint, and ChildServe. Go to the Student Job Board, select the employer's name to view the residency session video. To be connected with a nurse residency coordinator, please contact Rebecca Dennis via Teams chat or email

Mock Interviews: Any student can sign up to conduct a mock interview with either Career Services or a participating employer. Mocks are approximately 20 minutes and scheduled by-appointment to meet a student's busy schedule. This is a great opportunity to sharpen interview skills for any position. Signups open today through 10/20. Mocks are conducted either in-person or via Teams video call depending on scheduling and location. Go here to sign up:

Resume Reviews: Conducted via email. Students can submit their resumes for review by a participating employer starting today through 10/20. Employers will review resumes and provide feedback by the conclusion of the Showcase. Feedback will be delivered via email through Career Services. To sign up for a resume review, students can drop their WORD (no pdfs) documents here:

On-site Interviewing: Career Services has made participating employers aware that if they would like to conduct an interview with a student, they can request space on campus during the week of the Showcase to conduct interviews. This Showcase feature is sometimes helpful for our busy students and busy employers. To request space, contact Rebecca Dennis.

Networking Events:

Monday: 8AM-9:30AM Iowa Home Care Grab-n-go Breakfast, SC main hallway, while supplies last.

Tuesday: 11:30-12:30 Greene County Medical Center Lunch, SC atrium, while supplies last.

Wednesday: 11:30-1PM Pizza with Employers, SC Atrium, while supplies last.

Thursday: 10AM-11:30AM MercyOne Brunch, SC atrium, while supplies last.

Shadow Experiences: A number of participating employers are offering to provide shadow experiences for students. In order to streamline communication, Career Services is asking for students to start signing up today through 10/20 to be put in contact with specific employers of interest. Shadow experiences are scheduled between the student and the employer once they are connected. Please note: Students are not allowed to find their own preceptor location if in a nursing program. Signup information will be shared with specific employers the week of Showcase. Some employers have different stipulations to participate in shadowing; however, we still encourage students to sign up no matter where they are in completing their degree! Sign up by going to this link:

Employer Showcase List Fall 2023
  • Broadlawns Medical Center
  • ChildServe
  • Clive Behavioral Health 
  • Greene County Medical Center (New Participant!)
  • Iowa Home Care (New Participant)
  • LifeServe Blood Center
  • Mainstream Living, Inc.
  • MercyOne Medical Center
  • Orchard Place
  • Primary Health Care
  • UnityPoint 
  • Universal Pediatrics
Employer Resources & Posting Guidelines

Employers wishing to post positions to the Mercy College Student Job Board must be participants of the Employer Showcase in one or more Showcases per academic year. Mercy College reserves the right to not post at any time. Only positions related to programs at Mercy College or positions that assist current students in gaining healthcare related experience will be considered.

*No private pay positions will be posted or distributed.

*We will not recruit applicants for private pay positions requesting nursing services because our students are working to obtain their licensure and must be under supervision to perform such duties. 


Nursing Career Paths

Discover nursing careers and specialties here.

  • Select inpatient or outpatient for a wide variety of nursing career paths.





Take the next step and apply your knowledge in the real world! Browse below for a job that fits your skill set. Jobs posted below are provided to Mercy College by companies and organizations. All postings are subject to change. For assistance with job placement, resumes/cover letter reviews, mock interviews and much more, email


Explore Broadlawn careers!

Broadlawn's employer information.


Available positions at ChildServe 

ChildServe Nurse Residency program information

Learn more about working for ChildServe here.


Clive Behavioral Health System

Check out available positions at Clive Behavioral Health!

DaVita Kidney Care

Explore DaVita Kidney Care careers today!


Explore EveryStep positions here!

Learn more about EveryStep as an employer here.

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Explore positions here.

Find out more about the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services employment from their video!



Iowa Home Care

Learn more about Iowa Home Care's Benefits, Culture, and Employment opportunities!

LifeServe Blood Center

View LifeServe Blood Center current openings here.

Mainstream Living, Inc

Visit Mainstream Living, Inc today!

Learn more about being employed at Mainstream Living, Inc.

Mary Greeley Medical Center

Mary Greeley has a wide variety of healthcare positions available!

MGMC employment information found here.

MGMC nurse residency information is available upon request. Contact Rebecca Dennis.

MercyOne Medical Center

Connect with a MercyOne Recruiter

Explore positions in the MercyOne network.

Check out the benefits of working for MercyOne.

MercyOne Nurse Residency program is for all new nursing grads. No application, no homework, and paid.

Myrtue Medical

Explore Myrtue Medical Center positions here.  Myrtue is located in Harlan, Iowa. For those students willing to view positions outside the Des Moines metro area, consider Myrtue!

Orchard Place

Orchard Place job openings found here!  Check out the Orchard Place Superheroes video.  

Check out these additional opportunities at Orchard Place: 


Primary Health Care

Bring the best patient care to all communities at Primary Health Care.

The Iowa Clinic

The Iowa Clinic may have just what you are looking for in a future employer!

View Iowa Clinic employer information here.

UnityPoint Health

Check out UnityPoint careers!

View UnityPoint employer information here.

Learn more about UnityPoint's accredited Nurse Residency program here.

Universal Pediatrics

Go to Universal Pediatrics employment page, select Home Nursing Opportunities and the location you would like to explore!

Universal Pediatrics employer information video.


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