Founded by Dr. Carlos Jiménez Díaz under his three basic values:

  • Care
  • Teaching
  • Research

When it first opened its doors in the 1962-3 school year, the school's educational offering trained students to become assistant health-care providers. The school was granted official status on March 27, 1963 as part of what was then known as the Clínica de la Concepción institute of medical and clinical research.

In its beginnings, the school only admitted female students and exclusively as boarders, although this began to change in 1979 when nursing became recognized as a three-year university program. Until this transition began, 967 students had been trained in the FJD Nursing School.

With the passing of Royal Decree 2667/1979 of September 21, approval was given for the school to be converted into a University School of Nursing affiliated with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. It curriculum first appeared in official published form on October 19, 1979.

The school is currently an affiliate of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid as established in the most recent round of affiliation agreements signed on December 13, 1999, and as such is subject to the academic requirements of the university, including a number of learning objectives calling for credit requirements covering both classroom and hands-on training as established in the published curriculum dated June 18, 1999.

The school's operational and administrative management is carried out under the aegis of the Fundación Jiménez Díaz - Quirónsalud and receives its funding from the hospital management, student tuition, and from the official fees set forth in Royal Decree 2293/1973 of August 17.