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Mercy College PLUS provides an interactive and engaging online experience designed to support your learning. Our online platform hosts discussions boards, educational videos, writing assignments, and other activities to enrich your learning experience — all at the click of your mouse.

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Online learning at MercyPLUS is designed to help you achieve your goals with the flexibility you need to be successful. Even though you may be completing your coursework from the comfort of your home or your break room, we've developed resources to make sure you never feel alone. Our expert faculty and staff are dedicated to your success 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We offer a number of free services to support you during your time at MercyPLUS.

  • Remote Library Services
  • Online Tutoring
  • Career Services
  • Personalized Enrollment Coach



At MercyPLUS, every student will get their very own Enrollment Coach. Your Enrollment Coach will serve as your personal concierge to all things MercyPLUS. Your Enrollment Coach will help you:

  • Determine if credits will transfer
  • Advise on programs and job prospects post-graduation
  • Assist with student resources, financial aid, and more
  • Discuss options for work/family/school life balance

From application to support resources, through graduation, your personalized Enrollment Coach is there to help you stay on track with anything you may need while you pursue a healthcare degree through MercyPLUS.



MercyPLUS complies with the authorization requirement as a participant under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education courses and programs. As a result, MercyPLUS is authorized to deliver online education throughout the United States excluding California.

If a student will be located in California while enrolled and taking classes at MercyPLUS, they should contact their enrollment coach before enrolling to determine eligibility. Email your inquiry to or call (515) 635-1133.

State and institutional membership and participation may change.

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Explore Our Degree Options

We offer a number of accredited certificate and degrees to choose from. Find one that matches your interests!

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Not sold, yet? Let us tell you why MercyPLUS is your most affordable option to advance your healthcare career.

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Wonder what it's like to go back to school as an adult student? You're not alone. We've got you covered!

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Apply. Graduate. Save lives. Next step before transforming into a life-saving hero: complete the form below. Your Enrollment Coach is waiting to answer any questions you may have.

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