Nurse practitioner shares her decadelong journey from janitor to health care worker

When Jaynes Andredes arrived at her new job at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts,…

Nurse practitioner shares her decadelong journey from janitor to health care worker

When Jaynes Andredes arrived at her new job at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, she stepped foot into a familiar place, but with a very different role.



a person standing in front of a building: On Sept. 28, Jaynes Andredes shared her decade-long journey from working as a janitor to a newly hired nurse practitioner on Facebook.


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On Sept. 28, Jaynes Andredes shared her decade-long journey from working as a janitor to a newly hired nurse practitioner on Facebook.

On Sept. 28, Andredes took to Facebook to proudly share her decadelong journey from working as a janitor to a newly hired nurse practitioner at the same hospital.

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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,” Andredes told “World News Tonight.”



a bunch of items that are on a table: On Sept. 28, Jaynes Andredes shared her decade-long journey from working as a janitor to a newly hired nurse practitioner on Facebook.


© Jaynes Andredes
On Sept. 28, Jaynes Andredes shared her decade-long journey from working as a janitor to a newly hired nurse practitioner on Facebook.

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After putting herself through five years of nursing school, Andredes was rehired two weeks ago at Baystate Medical Center as a nurse practitioner in trauma surgery.

Andredes shared her journey of hard work in a simple photo of her three work badges: a janitor badge, registered nurse badge and her newly minted nurse practitioner trauma surgery badge.



a person standing in front of a building: On Sept. 28, Jaynes Andredes shared her decade-long journey from working as a janitor to a newly hired nurse practitioner on Facebook.


© Jaynes Andredes
On Sept. 28, Jaynes Andredes shared her decade-long journey from working as a janitor to a newly hired nurse practitioner on Facebook.

She wrote, “10 years of work, but worth it.”

Andredes told “World News Tonight” she wears all of those badges proudly.

“I hope that my story can inspire people who feel maybe discouraged by their past or where they come from,” she said. “I just want to let them know, if I can do it, anyone can.”

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