Alexander Labrador, MSN, RN, graduated from MFP-Youth in 2016 and is among the inaugural cohort. During his Fellowship he pursued his Masters of Science in Nursing, specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Delta State University in Clinton, MS. He plans on continuing his education and pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice(DNP). His goal is to specialize in child/adolescent populations and helping to care for rural and urban at-risk children within the Tri-state area. He enjoys his free time playing with his two dogs and traveling abroad with his wife.
Mr. Labrador is also a veteran, having completed two overseas tours with the U. S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. After being honorably discharged in 2005, he volunteered in two medical missions to impoverished rural areas of the Philippines. He then obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Union University’s one-year accelerated program where he was awarded the Baptist Memorial Hospital nursing scholarship in 2007. He fell in love with the psychiatric field after helping to deescalate an aggressive patient and has spent eight years working in the adult, geriatric, and child/adolescent psych floors at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.