Advanced Physiologic Foundations Class

The Spring 2024 application will be available starting September 1, 2023.

Semester Course Dates Application Deadline Tuition Payment Deadline
Fall 2023 Sept 5 – Dec 14, 2023 July 27, 2023 August 3, 2023
Spring 2024 Jan 8 – April 18, 2024 November 1, 2023 November 8, 2023
Summer 2024 May 6 – August 15, 2024 To Be Announced To Be Announced
Fall 2024 Sept 3 – Dec 12, 2024 To Be Announced To Be Announced

Prerequisite: Undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology

Tuition: $2,500.00 ($750.00 non-refundable if student withdraws from the course. The Refund Policy can be found in the syllabus linked further down on this page.)

Please note: The maximum capacity for this course is 50 students. The first 50 students who apply and pay the tuition in full will be granted a spot in the course. Please do not contact the Business Office to pay for this course until you have received an email from the Admissions Office prompting you to do so.

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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.

Fall 2023 Syllabus»

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Applicants are invited to contact the admission office at or call (615) 732-7662 for more information and to make an appointment to visit the School.