How one woman built her cleaning job into a nursing career

Kimberly Williams worked hard and got help from Norton Healthcare to rise from a temporary environmental services team member to a registered nurse.

Less than five years ago, she was a temporary cleaning employee on the environmental services team at Norton Audubon Hospital. Since then, she’s worked hard, studied hard and received tuition reimbursement. Now she’s a registered nurse.

Kimberly Williams, R.N., graduated in December 2018 and now works in Norton Audubon Hospital’s intensive care unit.

“I am so happy to have had opportunities to grow my career here. Being able to experience everything from environmental services all the way up to nursing is such a blessing,” Kimberly said.

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Hard Work and Dedication

Working as full-time employee and a part-time student required dedication to her job and her education. The work paid off: She moved to a registration clerk role at Norton Audubon Hospital and graduated from Galen College of Nursing as a licensed practical nurse.

In July 2017, Kimberly joined a telemetry unit at Norton Audubon Hospital, helping monitor the vital signs of some of the sickest patients. Enthusiastic about progressing even further in her career, Kimberly began pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing with the goal of becoming a registered nurse.

Norton Healthcare helped with flexible scheduling and tuition reimbursement. The Norton Healthcare Office of Workforce Development offers educational opportunities to develop a challenging and meaningful career.

Through the Norton Healthcare Scholars Program and other tuition assistance opportunities, Norton Healthcare helps people pursue a health care career.

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