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She Worked And Schooled Her Way From Janitor To Nurse Practitioner At The Same Hospital

She Worked And Schooled Her Way From Janitor To Nurse Practitioner At The Same Hospital

What a triumphant testimony!

A woman took to social media to share her ten-year journey from janitor to nurse practitioner at a Massachusetts hospital.

According to Good Morning America, Jaines Andrades recently began her new job as a nurse practitioner at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. However, Andrades journey at Baystate started years earlier, over a decade ago to be exact. When she first started working at the hospital, she was a janitor.

For five years, Andrades worked as a custodian at Baystate, building a great relationship with staff and patients alike. The community she built there motivated her to stay, beginning school to become a nurse practitioner while she was working as a janitor. Eventually, she became a registered nurse. After ten years of schooling becoming a nurse practitioner, and getting hired by Baystate just three weeks ago, working in trauma surgery.

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Andrades shared her journey on Facebook alongside an image of 3 badges from each step of her career - janitor, a registered nurse, and nurse practitioner. She captioned the photo, “10 years of work, but worth it.” Andrades said she wears all three of the badges proudly and learned a valuable lesson at each level that helped her prepare for where she is today.

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“I learned as a custodian that every part of the hospital and every person who works in the hospital is important. I hope that my story can inspire people who feel maybe discouraged by their past or where they come from. I just want to let them know if I can do it, anyone can,” Andrades said. 

Congratulations Jaynes!

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