MercyReady

Through a vital new partnership—the MercyReady Nursing Education Assistance Program—Mount Mercy University and Mercy Medical Center join forces to provide nursing students with a financial investment, professional experience, and a career pathway.

Supporting students, serving our community

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This partnership with Mercy Medical Center helps Mount Mercy students complete your nursing degrees with little to no debt—while gaining valuable, on-the-job experience as you prepare to enter the nursing workforce.

Here's how it works: 

  • Substantial financial support to dramatically reduce your costs—including $2,000 education grants, increasing yearly education assistance of up to $20,000 by your senior year, and more
  • Professional experience, a great hourly wage, and a flexible schedule as a part-time patient care technician, paramedic, or phlebotomist at Mercy Medical Center—while you’re still in school
  • Opportunity to secure a full-time position immediately after graduation

Our common mission in the Mercy tradition calls us to provide exceptional education for our students and compassionate care to our community.

Dr. Todd A. Olson
President

MercyReady Nursing Education Assistance Program

Education assistance, paid employment, and additional bonuses will help you gain nursing experience while minimizing financial stress

  • Gain experience working as a patient care technician, paramedic, or phlebotomist at Mercy for at least 20 hours per month for nine months. Enjoy flexible scheduling, competitive wages, and the ability to work in various nursing areas
  • $2,000 education grants from Mercy Medical Center will help pay for expenses to attend Mount Mercy
  • Increasing education assistance during your sophomore, junior, and/or senior years up to $20,000
  • Up to $600 to put toward your NCLEX fees during your senior year and 70% of your RN pay while obtaining your board certification 
  • Use Mount Mercy financial aid and other forms of state/federal aid, along with Mercy financial assistance, to pay for the cost of attending school
  • Additional bonuses and incentives, as well as the opportunity to apply for additional scholarships through the Mercy Foundation

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Mercy SeniorSelect Program

An exclusive offer for 2022 graduates

As a 2022 graduate of Mount Mercy University's nursing program, you can commit to work at Mercy Cedar Rapids and be eligible for:

  • Educational assistance up to $20,000 with a 1-and-a-half year commitment
  • A sign-on bonus up to $10,000 with an additional 6 month commitment
  • Up to $600 for your NCLEX fees
  • 70% of staff RN pay while obtaining your board certification 

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