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.
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Hours of Operation
What to do in an emergency
Safety Contact Information
College Communication and Emergency Procedures
Academic Grievance Policy
Alcohol & Drug Policies
Clinical Drug Testing Policy
Clinical Reporting Policy
Tobacco-Free Environment Policy
Information Technology Policies
Student Code of Conduct Policy and Discipline Policies and Procedures
Student Rights Policy and Procedures
Student Code of Conduct Grievance Procedure
Student Code of Conduct Grievance Appeal Procedure
Title IX/Sexual Misconduct (redirected to Title IX page)
General Wellness Policies & Information
Vaccination Policy & Information
Medical Withdrawal Policy & Procedure
Military Leave and Return Policy & Procedures
Student Organizations & Professional Organizations
Constitution Day & Voter Registration
Steps to Success Program & Seminars
Office of the Registrar
The Norkaitis Student Success Center provides a professional counselor for students who are looking for help in addressing personal or other emotional issues.
The Norkaitis Student Success Center offers free tutoring services to all students.
Mercy College's student food bank provides supplemental support to students who are facing food insecurity and need assistance.
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928 6th Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Admissions: (515) 643-6715
General: (515) 643-3180
Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer bachelor’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.
Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.