The Program Master of Nursing UMY was established in 2011 as response from instruction of the Directorate General of Higher Education of Indonesia number 720/E/T/2011. UMY became one of the universities who was selected by the Directorate General of Higher Education to build the Program Master of Nursing as an accelerated of effort improvement quality of human resources in the field of nursing .
In 2011, UMY opened Master Program Nursing with a Medical Surgical Nursing concentration. In 2014, Masters of Nursing UMY has opened concentration of Nursing Education (NEDU) and in 2017, officially Master of Nursing has opened two concentrarion
Master of Nursing UMY included in the top 5 of the best Master of Nursing in Indonesia based on BAN PT version, and currently the only private master of nursing that has score B number SK BAN-PT No. 463/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/M/XII/2014