Yenepoya Nursing College (YNC), a brainchild of the Islamic Academy of Education trust (IAE) was established in 2002 with the aim of preparing graduate nurses with a professional outlook. The college was then affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS). Since 2009 the college is affiliated to Yenepoya (Deemed to be University).
The college is recognized by Government of Karnataka (GOK), Indian Nursing Council(INC) and Karnataka State Nursing Council (KSNC).
The Basic B.Sc Nursing program offered 50 seats up to 2002, 75 seats up to 2005 and is offering 100 seats since 2005.
MSc Nursing program was started in 2008 and offers 25 seats, 5 in each specialization since 2010.
Post Basic B.Sc Nursing offers 40 seats since 2010.