Mercy Health Sciences is a private, Catholic college located in Des Moines, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 476 undergraduate students. The Mercy Health Sciences acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), and Healthcare Management. Graduating 35% of students, Mercy Health Sciences alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,300.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
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Most Popular Majors
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)13 Graduates
Healthcare Management12 Graduates
Medical Laboratory Technician12 Graduates
Radiologic Technician12 Graduates
Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician11 Graduates
Surgical Technologist11 Graduates
Pre-Medicine Studies9 Graduates
Physical Therapy Technician7 Graduates
Medical Assistant5 Graduates
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Mercy College of Health Sciences Reviews
My experience at MCHS was superb! I transferred 2 years' worth of credits into my cardiac sonographer associate's degree program and had little to no hassles at all. My academic advisors, Adrienne St. Clair and Erin Moon, was always very helpful and knowledgeable and I will forever remember all of the positive experiences I had with each of my professors. This school was not easy and definitely pushes you to your limits. It is challenging and not meant for those that give up easily. I personally loved the challenge and the fact that the curriculum was rigorous to prepare me for my career in healthcare. If it were easy, the value of the education would be severely diminished. If you're looking for an easier route, I would advise you to seek a for-profit college education.
Overall, I enjoy going to Mercy College of Health Sciences. There have been a lot of changes in curriculum, clinical sites for nursing, and procedures since I first started attending this college. These changes are a little difficult to keep up with, but they aren't overwhelming. I have had several teachers I really enjoy, but have had a few that weren't necessarily my favorite. I believe this comes with any school though.
I am a non traditional student returning to further my nursing career. I was very nervous about the process of enrollment and registration. The staff was very friendly, and very helpful. If it wasn't for them, I probably wouldn't be returning to school.