NDU submitted its application to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) for the establishment of a Faculty of Nursing along with a Health Sciences component during the academic year 2006-07. Specific requirements, such as the installation and the equipment of clinical Nursing labs on campus, contract agreements with accredited hospitals, qualified administrators and faculty members in Nursing, were met during the Fall 2007-2008 and, accordingly the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences (FNHS) was recognized by MEHE in March 2008 and officially licensed on September 5, 2008. The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and in Medical Laboratory Technology, previously managed by the Department of Science at the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, were moved to the FNHS starting the academic year 2008-09. In July 2013, FNHS had the MS in Human Nutrition licensed and the program started in fall 2013-14. In July 2014, the BS and MS in Food safety and Quality Management was licensed and it started in Fall 2015-16.