Controlling in management has specific role in maintaining the quality of implementation as programmed by manager. This cross-sectional study was aimed to identify the correlation between controlling function of nursing directorate with the supervision carried out by all supervisors in a hospital in Jogjakarta. The supervisors were predominantly 40-50 years old (48.2%), women (80.4%), Diploma Nurse (60.7%), having 20-30 years of working experience (57.1%), never get in-service training (51.8%) and in evening duty shift (46.4%). The correlation analysis showed that controlling from nursing directorate had significant correlation with the implementation of supervision by the supervisor (r = 0,393; p = 0,003). This study concluded that the combination of controlling from nursing directorate and in-service training which is monitored by supervisor has significant correlation with the supervision implemented by the supervisor. Finding from the study suggested that good controlling and scheduled supervision using effective communication could increase the nursing performance in giving nursing care.