The University of Virginia School of Nursing is recognizing a distinguished group of black nurses who studied in Charlottesville.

On Saturday, the school hosted a celebration of 'Hidden Nurses' to honor a group of women who graduated from Burley High School's Licensed Practical Nursing program. The women graduated before the school was desegregated and many went on to become nurses at UVA Medical Center.

“It's a great, great honor for the School of Nursing to recognize us and it's long time coming but here we are and some of my classmates I hadn't seen for 30 or 40 years and it's just a great together,” said Clariece Harris, who graduated from Burley High School Nursing Program.

All of the graduates at the ceremony received a certificate for their work. For more information about the Hidden Nurses initiative, you can visit, here.