The Faculty of Health Studies was originally founded as the Institute of Health Studies in 2002 to offer the education for secondary schools graduates in the field of general nursing and midwifery. Because of the formation of new magister and doctoral study programme the Institute became from January 1st 2007 the Faculty.

The set study plan and material and personal provision of the education correspond with the requirements of the European Union in terms of range and quality of study. General nursing and Midwifery are among the seven subject fields whose graduates can apply for positions in medical field in all countries of the European Union.