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Location:UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom
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All members of the healthcare community are invited to this free event. The lecture will be followed by discussion and reception.

Monday, January 9, 2023
4:30 – 6 p.m.
UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom
2465 Campus Road, Honolulu HI 96822

Business casual or aloha attire.
Space is limited; RSVPs required.
Registration extended to Thursday, January 5, 2023.

Lecture Information

“The Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030: How Does this Apply to NPs?”

  • Review the Future of Nursing Report as it applies to education, practice, social determinants of health, and health equity.
  • Discuss the Future of Nursing Report recommendation for nurses to practice at the top of their license and what this means for NPs today.
  • Discuss the impact of advocating for modernized laws that increase access to care and equitable, person-centered care.

Distinguished Speaker

April KapuApril N. Kapu, DNP, RN, ACNP- BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN
Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships
Professor of Nursing, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
President, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Dr. April Kapu is the President of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has 30 years of experience in health care and 18 years as an acute care nurse practitioner. Dr. Kapu has committed her career to advancing NP care and increasing access to NP care across all settings. Currently, she is Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships, Vanderbilt University School of nursing, with oversight for several nurse-led community practices. Dr. Kapu is a Professor of Nursing and teaches in Vanderbilt’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Prior to her role as dean, she served as associate chief nursing officer for advanced practice nursing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There she led as a health system nursing executive, establishing innovative, high quality, and value driven advanced practice healthcare services.

Dr. Kapu is frequently consulted for her expertise in advanced practice leadership and the development of health system advanced practice infrastructure. She has presented in many national and international forums, has authored chapters in advanced practice nursing textbooks and published manuscripts in numerous peer reviewed nursing and medical journals.  She holds several professional roles including Fellow for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fellow for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Fellow for the American Academy of Nursing. Prior to being elected as president for AANP, Dr. Kapu served as Region 4 Director and TN State Representative. She is an active member of the Tennessee Nurses Association, served as past chair for the TN Government Affairs Committee and TN APRN Committee, and she represented TN NPs on the TN Governor’s special commission focused on pain and addiction treatment education.

Dr. Kapu has received several awards including Vanderbilt’s “Transformational Nurse Leader of the Year”, Tennessee Hospital Association’s “Nurse of Clinical Distinction” and nationally, Modern Healthcare’s “2022 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives”.  Dr. Kapu holds both a master’s and doctoral degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

Special Thank You

A special mahalo to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for supporting Dr. Kapu’s visit. The AANP is welcome to all NPs, NP students and individuals or organizations interested in the NP role. AANP empowers all NPs to advance accessible, person-centered, equitable, high-quality health care for diverse communities through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.

The Dean’s Lecture Series

The Dean’s Lecture Series is supported by the Starlit Walk Present: Endowment for the Advancement of Nursing established for UH Manoa Nursing. The purpose is to bring nationally renowned speakers to educate students, alumni, nursing and other healthcare professionals.


Visitor parking is available for $1 per hour after 4 pm in the upper campus green visitor parking.  Stalls are located near Campus Center, Kuykendall Hall, Varney Circle and Kennedy Theater. The parking pay stations accept credit cards and are located near the stalls in each lot. For more information, please visit:


Persons with disability-related access needs are invited to contact Marla Acosta at (808) 956-8522 or by Thursday, January 5, 2023.

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