May 16, 2018 - 1:37pm
A renowned leader in nursing education, Mount Mercy University has announced plans for significant nursing program investment, thanks in part to a $200,000 grant awarded by the Carver Charitable Trust. This generous award brings the Carver Charitable Trust’s lifetime support of Mount Mercy to over $1 million and will fund enhancements to simulation and assessment labs and enable implementation of a telehealth delivery system.
October 12, 2017 - 3:15pm
A double major in criminal justice and nursing may seem like an unusual educational pairing, but it was the perfect combination for Megan Rausch ’07. Today, Rausch is a Medicolegal Death Investigator, analyzing any death that falls under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner or coroner. “My time at MMU prepared me for a challenging professional career and gave me the ability to be flexible and problem solve.” Megan Rausch ’07RN, Medicolegal Death InvestigatorPolk County Medical ExaminerAnkeny, IA
May 10, 2017 - 2:51pm
UPDATE: MMU's MakerNurse Workshop has been postponed until Sept. 15, 2017. A free webinar will be hosted in place of the event, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. Click here for details.
January 2, 2017 - 8:25am
Nurse advocates fill vital roles in their communities—serving the public from the front of the courtroom, a seat at the board table, or the lobby of the state house.
January 2, 2017 - 8:20am
When Justin Oeth ’06, stopped into work to help out for a few hours one July evening in 2012, he had no idea every skill and life lesson he had learned, both at Mount Mercy University and in his career, would be put to the test.
January 2, 2017 - 8:05am
From the Hill to the Classroom with a Love for Learning
January 2, 2017 - 8:00am
Mount Mercy Nursing — Ready for Tomorrow Mount Mercy has always been at the cutting-edge of nursing education, and nothing could be more necessary today as we enter a time of immense change in health care. Whether that is founding one of the state’s first baccalaureate nursing degrees in 1969, providing a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory to students today, or offering advanced degrees to prepare tomorrow’s leaders in our region.
January 2, 2017 - 7:55am
Mount Mercy University’s combination of excellent academics, with a focus on compassionate service, produces graduates who hit the ground running in whatever field they desire. Each graduate’s success is a badge of honor for us and we are grateful to each and every one of them for all they do to make the world a better place.
January 2, 2017 - 7:35am
Faculty, students and alumni alike embrace Mount Mercy’s core values of excellent education and compassionate service. Anne Hartman, lecturer of nursing, leverages her special abilities as a nurse to serve the people of Nigeria and teach the joy of service to all of Mount Mercy’s nurses, encouraging them to make a life of service their own.
January 2, 2017 - 7:30am
If we have met in person, you’ve heard me cheering the successes of our wonderful alumni. There is so much, and so many people, to be proud of on the Hill.
January 2, 2017 - 7:15am
Sister Marge Friedhoff ’74 saw a problem and fixed it, creating the CARE clinic (Constipation and Reflux Evaluation) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Independent thought, adaptability and improvisation are hallmarks of Mount Mercy nursing graduates.
January 2, 2017 - 7:10am
Amazing-Grace Ighedo ’16 strives to be the very best, no matter the circumstances or challenges of her life. This led her not only to the United States from Nigeria, but also to earn the coveted Minority Nurse Scholarship from Minority Nurse Magazine, and ultimately a degree from Mount Mercy University. […]
January 2, 2017 - 7:06am
As a student at Mount Mercy, Andrew Whitters '04 received a life-threatening diagnosis of Hodgkin’s disease — a form of cancer from which he has been in remission since 2005.
November 17, 2016 - 9:33am
Students in Mount Mercy University’s graduate-level Health Advocacy: Leadership & Management class, taught by Dr. Elaine Cook, and Health Promotion/Disease Prevention class, taught be Dr. Julie Shaw, hosted an educational event in early November aimed at teaching community members struggling with addiction how to live a healthier lifestyle.
photo of Kristin McVay '08 with text logo: Mount Mercy University
July 27, 2016 - 9:02am
After graduating from Mount Mercy, Kristin McVay ’08 felt prepared for career success — and was she ever! “MMU was the stepping stone I needed to enjoy the career I do today.” — McVay Be a Mustang. Success Follows. Read her story here »
July 14, 2016 - 9:42am
The Mercy Auxiliary Scholarship Team had the pleasure of awarding $1,000 scholarships to five outstanding nursing students from Mount Mercy University to be used during the 2016-17 academic year.
February 19, 2016 - 1:20pm
Mount Mercy University students, faculty and alumni spent Wednesday afternoon at the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines, meeting with law makers to discuss recent health care legislation and its impact on nurses. The 2016 Iowa Nurses Association (INA) Legislative Day event attracted 260 attendees from the INA and Iowa nursing colleges, including 52 attendees from Mount Mercy University. Attendees spent the morning preparing for the meeting, learning the importance of harnessing nursing’s political power and how to approach legislators with a simple, clear message.
October 27, 2015 - 4:20pm
Tessa Friason isn’t your typical college student. She didn’t return home for summer break to relax next to the pool, watch movies with friends or go back to the job she held in high school. The senior nursing major spent the start of her summer vacation in Atlanta, where she […]
July 9, 2015 - 1:15pm
The Mount Mercy University Association of Nursing Students (MMUANS) overcame a long journey to get a resolution based on pediatric care coordination between healthcare and education systems passed at the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) annual convention this past April. In order to bring attention to a particular issue, groups must choose a resolution. The resolution is a specific topic that allows the group to analyze and find flaws with methods already in place.

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