The Department of Nursing was established in 1990 with the approval of the Ministry of Education. Fifty students were admitted in the first year. The class count doubled from 1993 to admit a total of 100 students a year. In 1996, the two-year program in the Department of Nursing was added and admitted one class a year with 50 students (This program discontinued in 2005). With approval from the Ministry of Education a new two-year in-service programs was added in 2004, admitting 40 students a year. The current number of graduating students each year stands at 150. Master’s programs were initiated in 2001, and 11 students are being admitted each year.