Nursing

The best nursing major is one that educates students for general practice and community nursing while emphasizing the leadership role of professional nurses.

Mount Mercy University offers a high quality nursing degree program by integrating theoretical nursing content, simulation and skills practice, and clinical experience in in-patient and community settings. Students participate in a variety of clinical experiences to address needs in the community and to meet the expectations of education for the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Building on the tradition of excellence in nursing education from the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, students at Mount Mercy University are involved in meeting human needs where they exist.

Through experiences with the Community Health Free Clinic, Parish Nursing, school nursing and service in the two local hospitals of Mercy Medical Center and UnityPoint (St. Luke’s Hospital), students interact with a diverse population in the rapidly changing healthcare system.

Mount Mercy’s Master of Science in Nursing opens the door to opportunities beyond a bachelor’s degree. The three tracks in health advocacy, nursing education and nursing administration build on a strong foundation in education and experience to enhance the student’s knowledge of nursing theory, practice and healthcare policy.