Advanced Physiologic Foundations Course Description
This course discusses advanced human physiologic concepts at the system, organ, cellular, and subcellular
levels, with the overall goal to enhance the learner’s foundation for nursing practice. Foundational concepts;
central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems; cardiovascular system; respiratory system; renal system;
skeletal muscle/neuromuscular synapse; and smooth muscle will be discussed. Hormonal regulation will be
integrated with various physiologic processes. Emphasis will be on integration of concepts as a basis for
understanding interrelationships among complex physiologic processes. This course may strengthen the
learner’s application for a nurse anesthesia program, but satisfactory completion of the course does not
guarantee acceptance into a program as acceptance is based on a number of factors in addition to
performance in one course.
Download the Syllabus for Advanced Physiologic Foundations.