Former Janitor Graduates With Nursing Degree From Same University Where He Used To Clean

From janitor to nurse, Frank Baez, has always been about taking care of others.

Former janitor, Frank Baez, set his sight on a big American Dream.

He came to the United States from the Dominican Republic with his mother when he was only 15.

He started working as a janitor at New York University. At the Langone Tisch Hospital he cleaned patient rooms, bathrooms and hallways.

He tells ABC News, “I could barely speak English at the time when I started working at NYU.”

It started as a job simply to help support his family. But there was something about working in a hospital that lit Baez’ passion for the medical field.

He went from janitor to patient transporter, taking patients to and from their rooms for surgeries and tests.

Baez went for his bachelor’s degree at Hunter College.

He never took his eyes off of where it all began–NYU.

Turns out the school’s College of Nursing has an accelerated program. Baez was able to get through in just 15 months.

Former janitor Frank Baez celebrates getting his nursing degree from NYU with his family.
Former janitor Frank Baez celebrates getting his nursing degree from NYU with his family.

He already has his eye on the next goal–He wants to become an intensive care nurse for the ICU department.

I can’t imagine a single person who would bet against Frank.

Way to go!

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