If you ever wanted to know what hard work and determination looks like, you should take a look at Jaines Andrades.
According to Good Morning America, Andrades recently began her new job as a nurse practitioner at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, but her journey at Baystate didn’t start there.
Because of Them We Can reports Andrades worked as a custodian at Baystate for five years. While working, she built relationships with patients and staff who encouraged her to stay and begin school to become a nurse practitioner while she worked as a janitor.
Eventually, she became a registered nurse and after ten years of schooling, she became a nurse practitioner before recently getting hired by Baystate to work in trauma surgery.
In a Facebook post, Andrades shared her journey through images of three badges from each step in her career. From a janitor to a registered nurse, and now a nurse practitioner, she captioned the photo, “10 years of work, but worth it.”
For Andrades, remembering the valuable lessons learned at each level has helped to mold her into who she has become today.
“I learned as a custodian that every part of the hospital and every person who works in the hospital is important,” she said. “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.”
What a way to use hard work and determination to knock out your goals, congratulations to Jaines Andrades on such a great accomplishment!