April J. Odom, MSN, APRN-FPA, CRRN, FNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of healthcare experience. She has worked as a pharmacy technician, certified nurse assistant (CNA), and registered nurse (RN) and is currently practicing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN-FPA) and is the CEO of Physicals Plus, a health and wellness clinic in Flossmoor.
During her nursing career, she gained experience in inpatient rehabilitation, home healthcare, outpatient surgery, emergency medicine, leadership, and as an instructor teaching the future of nursing as co-founder of Competent Healthcare. April has been a preceptor for many nurses and has been both a mentee and mentor. She is the current Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses (ISAPN) vice president. April is a member of the Professional Women’s Network (PWN), a member of the American Academy of Nurse Entrepreneurs (AANE), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and the Illinois Obesity Society. April co-founded Train, educate, and mentor (T.E.A.M) nurses, a non-profit organization that focuses on training and educating health professionals, educating the community, and mentoring the next generation. Most recently, April sat on a panel of experts at Homewood Flossmoor High School during the Black History Month Stem Professionals panel. April is the CEO of Physicals Plus, a health and wellness clinic that focuses on preventing chronic disease by offering vitamin therapy, medically supervised weight loss, and comprehensive care for families, including house calls to the senior population. April has won many awards throughout her career, including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence (2023), Pinnacle Nurse Leader Award (2020), PWN Ignitor Award (2019), Illinois Nurse Foundation (INF) 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders Award (2019) and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Magnuson Award (2014).