Alejandra Castillo graduated from the University of Maryland with her Bachelors of Science in Hearing and Speech Sciences in 2012. She worked as an Audiology Assistant at Sibley Memorial Hospital before deciding to switch career tracks to pursue nursing. In 2019, she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She completed the Master's Level Entry-Into-Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader program.
That same year she was employed by the National Institutes of Health as a Clinical Research Nurse on the pediatric unit of the Clinical Center. She is currently a member of NIH's Shared Governance Evidence Based Practice Research Innovation Council (EBP-RIC). The EBP-RIC seeks to aid other Clinical Center Nursing Shared Governance committees through consultations or projects to create change within the hospital. The council also guides nurses in the clinical center with best practices, technology, projects, products, and ongoing performance monitoring within the scope of Evidence Based Practice. Currently, she is in the process of obtaining her pediatric nursing certification.
- The Role of the Pediatric Clinical Research Nurse in the Management of Severe Aplastic Anemia (208-1)
- National Institutes of Health
- Laurel, Maryland