April Kapu Archives
Dunworth named nurse executive for Advanced Practice
Aug. 18, 2022—Brent Dunworth, DNP, MBA, CRNA, NEA-BC, has been named associate nurse executive for Advanced Practice in Vanderbilt's Office of Advanced Practice.
Kapu to direct VUSN’s clinical, community partnerships
Jul. 29, 2021—April Kapu, DNP, APRN, has left her role as associate nursing officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center Advanced Practice and director of the Office of Advance Practice, and begun a new position as associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).
Kapu named president-elect of nurse practitioners association
Apr. 22, 2020—April Kapu, DNP, APRN, associate nursing officer for VUMC Advanced Practice has been named president-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Cross-training of employees crucial to VUMC virus efforts
Apr. 17, 2020—In late March, in preparation for a patient surge and employee absenteeism due to COVID-19, the emergency command center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center asked for a system-wide labor pool to be set up to allow quick and agile redeployment of people and expertise across the institution.
VUMC’s hotline surpasses 20,000-call milestone
Apr. 16, 2020—In early March Vanderbilt University Medical Center established a telephone hotline for its patients and employees concerned that they could be ill with COVID-19. The hotline has since received more than 20,000 calls.
VUMC, VUSN academic/practice partnership lauded
Jan. 29, 2020—The partnership between Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) with its 2019 New Era for Academic Nursing Award.
Study explores burnout among APRNs, physician assistants
Dec. 12, 2019—In one of the first studies to document burnout among advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs), Vanderbilt researchers examined causes and solutions.
Boot camp teaches skills to advanced practice clinicians
Sep. 30, 2019—More than 500 nurse practitioners and physician assistants from 42 states came to Vanderbilt University Medical Center from Sept. 9 to 13 for the eighth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.
School of Nursing faculty members honored as fellows
Sep. 5, 2019—Six Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty have been named fellows by the American Academy of Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American College of Nurse-Midwives.
VUMC shines in new advanced practice book
Feb. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a leading institution for advanced practice professionals, recently reached another milestone for prominence in this area.
Boot camp boosts critical care skills
Sep. 20, 2018—More than 300 nurse practitioners and physician assistants from 40 states visited the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus last week to attend the seventh annual Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Critical Care Boot Camp.
Commission aims to revise opioid education efforts
Jul. 12, 2018—The Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education, a group representing medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and other health professions, recently submitted its initial recommendations on addressing the opiate crisis to Gov. Bill Haslam.