While still in his teens, Franz Baez and his mother migrated to the US from the Dominican Republic and settled in New York. Frank graduated with a degree in nursing while working as a janitor at Langone Tisch Hospital, a hospital ran by by New York University.
In an interview with ABC News, Frank explained that he could hardly speak English when he began working at the hospital. He looks back at where he has come from and he says that he is very proud of his accomplishments. Working as a janitor was actually Frank’s first job; he cleaned patient rooms, bathrooms, and hallways all in an effort to provide for the needs of his family. With time, he developed an interest in medicine and when a vacancy for a patient transporter came up, he confidently forwarded his application. Luckily, his application was accepted and he started helping to move the sick to and from the patient rooms to operating rooms and for check-ups within the hospital. However, Frank quit his job as a patient transporter and decided to enroll in Hunter College for a bachelor’s degree becoming the first person in his family to get a college degree.
Additionally, while working at New York University, Frank always looked at the nurses with admiration and desired to be like them someday. He saw how the nurses cared about the patients and the love they had for their jobs. He wanted to go back and work at NYU but this time round as a medical practitioner.
The nurses Frank worked with at NYU, constantly supported and encouraged him to enroll in an accelerated learning program offered at New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing. As Natalya Pasklinsky, the college’s director in charge of simulation training explained, the accelerated program offers methodical training within a short period of time. This explains why Frank was able to graduate in just fifteen months. Pasklinksy knew Frank very well from the days when he worked as a cleaner and is confident that he will be a very good nurse. Moreover, the director emphasized that Frank performed very well and scored an amazing 3.6 GPA. Frank would like to work as a nurse in the intensive care unit providing care to patients that need it the most.
“I was never an A student. I just studied a lot and worked a lot. Of course there were times I doubted myself, but then I felt that I wanted to do something more for myself, that I deserved better, that I wanted to continue to move forward and grow and go on with my life. What I did was, I never gave up,” he said.
Get all the fly woke tee’s here > https://goo.gl/tspzvr