The Faculty of Health Studies originated in 2016, when Diakonhjemmet University College, Haraldsplass Deaconess University College, Betanien University College and School of Mission and Theology merged and became VID.
The faculty is located at three campuses: Bergen, Oslo and Sandnes. The faculty offers bachelor degree programmes in nursing, social education and occupational therapy, and master degree programmes in citizenship and unteraction, health and care service development for the elderly as well as numerous continuing education programmes in nursing and health sciences.
The faculty is constantly evolving and comprises approximately 130 employees and more than 2000 students. In addition to conducting research, the academic staff provides instruction and supervision in practical and theoretical subjects.