More than 50 new registered nurses and one new midwife are being welcomed to hospitals across the region.
Impressively, more than two-thirds of the graduates completed their Bachelor of Nursing locally at Charles Sturt University.
After formal induction activities on Monday, the new registered nurses will be off to hospitals in not only in Wagga, but also Batlow, Berrigan, Boorowa, Corowa, Cootamundra, Culcairn, Deniliquin, Griffith, Gundagai, Harden, Henty, Hillston, Holbrook, Junee, Lockhart, Narrandera, Temora, Tumut, Tumbarumba, Tocumwal, West Wyalong and Young.
Nic Crimmings will begin his new role at Griffith Base Hospital on Wednesday.
Mr Crimmings is embarking on a nursing career at the age of 39.
"I've been a musician for about 25 years and I wanted to do something worthwhile. I'm good with people, so I thought nursing's it," he said.
Mr Crimmings is keen to pull on his scrubs and get on with his new job.
"I just want to get started, I need to get in there. This waiting around is quite nerve-wracking.
Originally I wanted to get into mental health, but I'm just going to take opportunities as they present themselves and take it from there.
Loretta Guthrie, 51, started a career in nursing when she left school, but the arrival of her three children meant she instead began working as a disability support worker.
"When my kids was grown up, I realised I'd like to challenge myself. So off to uni I went," she said.
Mrs Guthrie, who is from Wollongong, will be working in Corowa for at least the next year.