Improving Student Experience leads Mercy College of Health Sciences to New Online Bookstore

Industry: Education

Mercy College of Health Sciences, the four-year private institution located in downtown Des Moines, partnered with Akademos to improve the student experience.

Des Moines, IA (PRUnderground) September 15th, 2022

Mercy College of Health Sciences, a four-year private institution located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, launched a new online bookstore with Akademos to improve the student and faculty bookstore experience. Mercy College offers both online and campus-based healthcare degree options at the master’s, bachelor’s, associate, and certificate levels to a student population of approximately 1,000 students each year.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mercy College of Health Sciences to help support the next generation of healthcare professionals with an online bookstore solution,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos. “Just as technology has helped advance the healthcare field, a technology-driven approach to course material purchase and delivery helps improve student success and readiness.”

Mercy College students can access materials through the college-branded bookstore website. With a convenient single sign-on option, students can view their enrolled courses and the associated required course materials, as well as choose from multiple purchasing options. The integration of the new bookstore with existing Mercy College systems creates a seamless extension of the student experience.

“E-commerce is ubiquitous in our lives, but purchasing course materials presents both faculty and students with so many options and decisions that it can be intimidating,” said Jennie Ver Steeg, Director of Library and Media Services at Mercy College of Health Sciences. “Akademos offers excellent online help and support, and faculty appreciate the well-designed course materials adoption portal.”

About Mercy College of Health Sciences

Mercy College of Health Sciences is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Located in downtown Des Moines, Mercy College prepares graduates for service and leadership in the healthcare community with a wide range of bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. Visit or call (515) 635-1133 to learn how you can Chart Your Course.

About Akademos

More than just an online bookstore, an Akademos technology-driven solution is a customizable bookstore experience every unique institution can benefit from. Whether the bookstore is a service for students or a revenue generator, the platform supports prioritizing readiness, textbook affordability, and retention with all models including Equitable Access, Inclusive Access, Student Choice, or a combination. All aspects of textbook and course material purchasing and delivery are taken care of so you can focus on what matters – student success. A true partnership – Akademos provides unmatched customer support along with access to tools and analytics needed to take each student’s college experience to the next level. Learn more at

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