Diyarbakır Atatürk Health College was established on November 2, 1996, by a decision of the Council of Ministers and began its activities affiliated with Dicle University. The college started admitting students to the Nursing Department in 1997, in accordance with the protocol signed between the Ministry of Health and YÖK.

With the opening of the Health Officer program in the 1999-2000 academic year, the college continued its operations as two separate departments: Nursing and Health Officer. However, following the enactment of the Nursing Law in 2007, which resulted in the closure of Health Officer programs nationwide, mixed student admissions began in 2007-2008. The college conducted its educational activities in the building of the Faculty of Dentistry from 2001 to 2013. Finally, it relocated to the former Faculty of Literature building, alongside the Faculty of Pharmacy, where it continues its activities.

On November 19, 2014, with the approval of Law No. 6569, the Nursing Completion (HELİTAM) program was opened under the framework of Distance Education, as published in Official Gazette No. 29187 dated November 26, 2014, along with the letter dated August 21, 2015, numbered 75850160-301.01.02/47918 from the Council of Higher Education. Since 2018, this program has transitioned to formal education.

According to the decision numbered 27906 dated April 15, 2021, by the Higher Education Council's Directorate of Education, alongside the Nursing Department, our College has opened Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation departments.

Furthermore, with the decision numbered 62646 dated April 20, 2021, by the Higher Education Council, the Institute of Health Sciences, within the Nursing Department of our College, has opened Thesis-based Master' Programs in Internal Medicine Nursing and Women's Health and Diseases Nursing.

Moreover, with the letter numbered E-75850160-101.02.01-472 dated January 9, 2022, by the Higher Education Council's Directorate of Education, and the attachment to the Presidential Decree numbered 5252 dated March 3, 2022, Diyarbakır Atatürk Health College of Dicle University has been closed, and instead, Atatürk Health Sciences Faculty has been established, and the departments within the College have been transferred to the Faculty.

The classrooms of the college are equipped with computers, sound systems, smart boards, and overhead projection systems. Additionally, there is a vocational skills and simulation laboratory equipped with modern technological tools where students can enhance their professional abilities.

During their education, students conduct practical applications and studies under the supervision of faculty members in accordance with the curriculum program. These applications and studies take place at Dicle University Hospitals (Dicle University Research Hospital, Oncology Hospital, Children's Hospital, Cardiac Hospital), Selahaddin Eyyübi State Hospital, Maternity and Child Diseases Hospital, and Family Health Centers.

The educational program implemented in our faculty aims to educate students who possess a holistic and humanitarian philosophy, can communicate effectively, work well in teams, are open to continuous change, utilize new technologies to enhance quality, access new information, and demonstrate initiative as nurses. The program includes not only fundamental health courses focused on improving, protecting, treating, and rehabilitating human and community health but also social sciences courses.