In 2007 the Novo mesto School of Health Sciences was accredited and began implementing the professional higher education study programme Nursing Care in the 2008/2009 academic year. In 2010 the master's study programme Education and Management in Health Care was also accredited; in October of that year, the first generation of master's students was enrolled.
The dynamic development of the institution paved the way for its transformation from a school to a faculty, and for the development of a doctoral study programme. Thus, in 2013 the institution received consent to convert from the Novo mesto School of Health Sciences to the Novo mesto Faculty of Health Sciences. In June 2015 the Faculty received the consent of SQAA to implement the third-cycle study programme Education and Management in Health Care. It thus became the first faculty of health sciences in Slovenia with accredited programmes for the career development of professionals in the field of health care at all three cycles.
The Faculty continued the development and expansion of study programmes with the development and accreditation of the professional higher education study programme Physiotherapy and of the master's study programmes Integrated Health and Social Care, and Nursing Care.
As the co-founder of the University of Novo Mesto in 2018, the Faculty of Health Sciences took a big step forward, committing itself to an even higher level of quality and excellence at all levels of operation, and to the advancement of the profession and science in the field of health sciences. Being a member of the university also means being committed to sharing and exchanging knowledge with other members of the university and with institutions in the region and in the wider international setting.
Today, the University of Novo mesto Faculty of Health Sciences (UNM FZV) is an educational institution that has made a name for itself in the Slovenian and international setting. It addresses the needs of modern society with the development of new study programmes at all three cycles. Through its research work, the publication of the Journal of Health Sciences, and the organisation and co-organisation of scientific and academic meetings, it is helping to drive progress in the field of health sciences.