Regional Anesthesia Foundations Class

“Thank you very much for your instruction during the Regional Anesthesia Foundations program. I found it incredibly beneficial to my current practice and I expanded on my knowledge and confidence. It is my opinion that the learning and programming at MTSA leads our industry in excellence and performance.” —Jennifer S., CRNA, Spring 2024 Regional Anesthesia Foundations Class Graduate

“Thank you so much for establishing this Regional Foundations Course. I am so proud to have been part of the first class since its inception. Learning all of the information has COMPLETELY changed my life and my practice.” —Tricia O., CRNA, Spring 2024 Regional Anesthesia Foundations Class Graduate

The Regional Anesthesia Foundations Class is a comprehensive 15-week post-graduate course designed for CRNAs seeking to broaden their scope of practice by incorporating regional anesthesia. This course covers a wide variety of regional anesthesia related topics, including ultrasound principles, neuromuscular functional assessment, local anesthetic dosing, peripheral nerve blocks commonly used in the perioperative management of patients, and postoperative considerations. It combines online didactic lectures and interactive synchronous events to ensure a thorough learning experience. The course culminates in a hands-on cadaveric workshop, providing a practical application to reinforce your understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology specific to regional anesthesia.

Below are details regarding the next application cycle for the course:

Semester Course Dates Application Opens Application Deadline
Fall 2024 September 3 – December 12, 2024 May 13, 2024 July 15, 2024

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Tuition: $3,875.00 (fee includes 3-hour course at $975/credit hour and an Essentials Cadaveric Workshop at $950)
Please note: There is a non-refundable deposit of $1162. (The Refund Policy can be found in the syllabus linked further down on this page.)

Requirement: Completion of a bachelor’s degree (official transcript required during application process)

Advantages of taking the Regional Anesthesia Foundations Class:
  • Comprehensive Learning: The online instruction ensures you receive a comprehensive understanding of the material, covering various aspects of regional anesthesia. This thorough knowledge base prepares you for the hands-on workshop.
  • Interactive Engagement: The interactive events and contact with instructors allow you to clarify doubts, seek guidance, and actively engage with the course content. This interaction enhances your learning experience.
  • Guidance and Support: Having contact with instructors prior to the workshop means you have access to experienced professionals who can provide guidance, answer questions, and offer insights, ensuring you are well-prepared for the practical application.
  • Effective Application: The hands-on cadaveric workshop is where you can apply your knowledge practically. With prior online instruction and instructor contact, you’ll be better equipped to make the most of this valuable, hands-on experience, reinforcing your understanding.
  • Enhanced Skill Development: The combination of online learning and instructor contact ensures a more structured and effective learning process, which is particularly important when acquiring skills such as those related to regional anesthesia.

This course may strengthen the learner’s application for the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship, but satisfactory completion of the course does not guarantee acceptance into the Fellowship as it is based on a number of factors.

To learn more about what you can expect in this course, please see the syllabus below:

Fall 2024: Syllabus and Schedule 

*The syllabus and schedule are subject to change. Last updated on: 6/3/2024.*

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.