Advanced Physiologic Foundations Class

Fall 2023 Course: September 5, 2023 – December 14, 2023

Enrollment Period: May 1, 2023 – July 27, 2023

Application Deadline: July 27, 2023

Payment Deadline: August 3, 2023

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.

Apply Here!


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.

Summer 2023 Syllabus>>

For more information and to schedule a school visit (optional)

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.