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 completed five days of preparation for an internship with the Centers for Disease Control Undergraduate Public Scholars, or CUPS.
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.
November 5, 2014 - 8:38am
Professor of Nursing Dr. Mary Tarbox will explore how the flu pandemic during WWI changed the world’s view of contagious diseases and treatment of disease in the course of her discussion “The Great Flu and Modern Medicine” on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University’s campus.
July 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
Eleven nursing students and their instructor Juh Shin from Seoul, Korea visited Mount Mercy’s campus on July 15. Assistant Professor of Nursing Elaine Cook guided the students through the clinical simulation lab, the mock care environments where MMU nursing students practice classroom skills in lifelike scenarios. The visit gave students a chance to explore the nursing curriculum of an American university, and ask questions about the differences and similarities in the learning experience.
June 27, 2014 - 10:29am
Each year, Mount Mercy selects one incoming freshman to receive the Sister Mary Ildephonse Holland Scholarship, a full-tuition award. The Holland Scholar is selected based on ACT score and cumulative GPA, community service and extra-curricular activities, as well as participation in the university’s Scholarship Day Invitational. This year, Kennidee De Vilbiss from Ossian, Iowa was selected from a group of 100 applicants. Kennidee was a valedictorian of South Winneshiek High School class of 2014. She was involved in track, cross country, and choir. 
Michelle Snitselaar appointed to Iowa center for Nursing Workforce Advisory Committee
April 25, 2014 - 9:27am
Director of Health Services Michelle Snitselaar, RN, MSN has been appointed to serve on the Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce Advisory Committee. The committee will consist of 12 to 14 key stakeholders representing various aspects of the healthcare field from across Iowa. Snitselaar’s role on the committee is to represent Mount Mercy as a private university offering BSN or higher nursing degrees.
November 25, 2013 - 4:31pm
The Keech Scholarship Fund has been impacting Mount Mercy nursing students for more than 40 years.
November 26, 2012 - 5:11pm
Mount Mercy alumna Pamela Schmitz Delagardelle has been named president and CEO of Allen Health System effective January 1, 2013. Prior to her appointment at Allen Health System, she was the CEO of Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) in Grundy Center, Iowa, for nearly 10 years. Delagardelle is the first woman and first nurse to provide leadership as president and CEO of Allen Health System.
November 21, 2012 - 9:46am
Mount Mercy Assistant Professor of Nursing Sharon Guthrie, Ph.D., has been named an Iowa Public Health Hero by The University of Iowa College of Public Health. The award was established to raise awareness and recognize those who have made significant impacts in the public health workforce and improved wellness and disease prevention across the state. Nominations for Public Health Heroes are submitted by peers in the Iowa public health practice community and awarded annually.
November 9, 2012 - 10:04am
Mount Mercy University has announced an additional information session for potential students interested its graduate program in nursing and the new track in Nursing Administration.
September 13, 2012 - 9:21am
The Keech Scholarship Fund has been impacting Mount Mercy nursing students for more than 40 years.
September 4, 2012 - 9:03am
Mount Mercy University is proud to announce a new Nurse Faculty Loan program for graduate nursing students seeking a career as a nursing faculty member. Students enrolled in Mount Mercy’s Master of Science in Nursing program in the Education Track are eligible to receive a low interest loan that will be forgiven upon obtaining a teaching position at any post-secondary institution.
May 10, 2012 - 1:43pm
Mount Mercy’s Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is pleased to announce the unveiling of a student-developed Web program, "Linda," that will benefit nursing students at Mount Mercy. A rollout event will be held on Wednesday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Basile Hall’s Flaherty Community Room.
Mount Mercy's nursing lab provides students with hands-on training.
November 4, 2010 - 11:16am
Mount Mercy University today announced that alumnae Mary LoVerde and Pat Marschel have established an endowed scholarship in honor of their mothers. The Lou Schulte-Lois Corkery Endowed Scholarship (Title III) is designed to provide funding for scholarships for worthy and deserving students whose major is nursing, with preference given to students from Mediapolis High School in Mediapolis, Iowa, or Don Bosco High School in Gilbertville, Iowa.
September 20, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy University will offer an information session on its newest graduate program, the Master of Science in Nursing, on Tuesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus.The Master of Science in Nursing’s emphases in health promotion and disease prevention focus are the only programs of their kind in the state of Iowa, offering local nurses the opportunity to expand their knowledge and hands-on skills, and benefitting the Corridor’s hospitals and medical field through increased employee expertise.  
February 13, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College has announced that it will launch new graduate programs in nursing and counseling, beginning Fall 2010. The Master of Science in Nursing program will feature emphases in health promotion and disease prevention focus, and is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in 18 months. The Masters of Arts in Counseling and Therapy: Couple and Family Therapy Specialization is a 60 credit hour program that can be completed in two years.

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