Kapu elected a fellow of the American Association of Nurse PractitionersJun. 27, 2013, 8:51 AM
April Kapu, MSN, R.N., APRN, has been elected a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). AANP fellows are selected based on outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy.
Kapu has worked at Vanderbilt for nine years, most recently serving as the assistant director of Advance Practice Critical Care at Vanderbilt University Hospital. She has helped spearhead many initiatives to better use nurse practitioners on health care teams, including adding nurse practitioners to rapid response teams. Additionally, she has co-authored articles on nurse practitioner-associated metrics for outcomes and is pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
Kapu was officially inducted at the AANP National Conference on June 22 in Las Vegas. She was also recently elected as the state representative for the AANP, which has 47,000 members worldwide.
Kapu is on the 2014 planning committee for next year’s AANP conference, which hosts approximately 6,000 attendees each year and will be held in Nashville next June.