The College of Nursing Jesenice (FHC) was founded in 2006 as a response to a severe lack of registered nurses in the region.

The College was founded by the Jesenice Municipality in order to offer a first cycle professional higher education study program Nursing. At the same time, health care institutions in the region expressed a willingness to become clinical bases for students and cooperate with the school.

In September 2006, the College became accredited with the Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia and obtained concession for regular studies in December of the same year.

A year later, with the enrollment of 70 full-time and 60 part-time students, the College began implementing the first cycle professional higher education study program Nursing. At the time, this was the first accredited study program for Nursing in Slovenia to be in accordance with the European Directive and the Bologna Declaration.

The second cycle study program Nursing was first offered in the year 2009/2010.