Woman Becomes Provider At Same Hospital She Used To Clean
A woman’s photo of her work badges over the years is inspiring many to keep going.
Jaines Andrades became a nurse practitioner at the same hospital she used to clean a decade ago.
“It’s tough to be the person that cleans. If I had to go back and do it again, I would. It’s so worth it,” Andrades told WBZ-TV.
Andrades was working at a fast food restaurant when Baystate Medical in Springfield, MA, gave her an interview.
She just knew she wanted to help people.
“Even if it was cleaning, as long as I was near patient care I’d be able to observe things. I thought it was a good idea,” she recalled.
Andrades worked hard as a custodian while attending nursing school. She eventually became a nurse at the hospital, and last month – a nurse practitioner in the same place she used to clean.
“10 years of work but it was worth it! I’m a provider at the same place I use to clean,” Andrades wrote in a Facebook post.
“I’m so appreciative and like in awe that my story can inspire people,” Andrades said. “I’m so glad. If I can inspire anyone, that in itself made the journey worth it.”