Paolo Glaude turned 30 and decided it was time to start “adulting.” He completed his degree in nursing, was eating vegan, working out, and seeing a therapist once a week. Glaude was hired in his first nursing position at a dialysis center in the Bronx. He relished the relationships he had with his patients, who saw him for treatment three times a week. They supported and encouraged him as a new nurse in the field. He provided care and helped motivate them to make better lifestyle choices to improve their health. An avid athlete himself, Glaude loved watching his patients do the work and get stronger. This was why, he says, he got into medicine—to change lives.
Read Glaude's story and the complete set of profiles and podcasts produced by NBNA as part of the Unmasked: Profiles in Humanity & Resiliency series.