ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More than a dozen aspiring nurses are joining Phoebe Putney's newest program.
On Monday night, the hospital hosted a reception to launch its new Nurse Residency Program.
It includes 27 students in Progressive Cardiovascular Nursing and Adult Critical Care.
One student said that she's wanted to be a nurse for 30 years.
"I'm elated to be apart of this program and to team up with this phenomenal group of people and that they want to grow and develop us and to be the best nurses that we can be for our community," explained nursing student Christi Reddick.
"It feels good. I'm honored to be selected it's pretty rare in 2016 to get to be the first of anything and an original class," said nursing student Matt Copeland.
The first day of class for the year long program will be on Wednesday.