Jaines Andrades an employee at Baystate Medical in Springfield, Massachusetts, worked as a janitor, but now after working her way through nursing school, she is now a nurse practitioner.
"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 said.
Andrades wrote about her journey in a Facebook post.
"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 said. "I just really love the intimacy with people."
Andrades became a Baystate nurse, and then a nurse practitioner in the very same place she used to clean.
"Nurses and providers, we get the credit more often but people in environmental and phlebotomy and dietary all of them have such a huge role. I couldn't do my job without them," Andrades said. "I'm so appreciative and like in awe that my story can inspire people," Andrades told WBZ-TV. "I'm so glad. If I can inspire anyone, that in itself made the journey worth it."
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