April N. Kapu, DNP. RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Nursing Officer, VUMC
Advanced Practice and Director, Office of Advanced Practice, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Assistant in Critical Care, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
Tennessee Nurse Association

Dr. April Kapu represents Vanderbilt advanced practice nursing nationally through consultation, publications, presentations and hosted events. She has authored chapters in advanced practice nursing textbooks and published manuscripts in journals such as JONA, Nurse Leader, Critical Care Nurse, The Journal of Trauma, Nursing Management and others. She has presented nationally with specific areas of interest that include, “Adding Nurse Practitioners to Rapid Response Teams,” “Developing ICU NP Models of Care,” and “Quality and Economic Impact of Adding NPs to Inpatient Care Teams.”

Dr. Kapu has been awarded VUMC “Transformational Nurse Leader of the Year” and Tennessee Hospital Association’s “Nurse of Clinical Distinction”.

Dr. Kapu is the Program Director for Vanderbilt’s ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp and was recently appointed by the Tennessee Governor for a special commission focused on pain and addiction treatment education. Dr. Kapu holds both a master’s and doctoral degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.