A ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

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15 full members and 2 associate members

Readings on the Catholic, Mercy ethos of our institutions

Programs focused on mission development, advocacy, and accountability

Institutional press releases related to identity and mission

Mercy College of Health Sciences

928 6th Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-1239

515.643.3180 Phone


Barbara Q. Decker, J.D.

Mercy College of Health Sciences is a Catholic institution of higher education, rooted in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, guided by our core values of knowledge, reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence.

With a vision to being a national leader for excellence in the delivery and innovation of health sciences education, it prepares graduates for service and leadership in healthcare by integrating its core values with a professional and liberal arts and sciences education.