MSN Admin with no RN/BSN


I worked for many years in public/media relations (including medical research PR and nursing communications) and corporate communications in healthcare and would love to study nursing administration online. I am not an RN and do not have a BSN (but have a BA) and I do not intend to take clinicals or be a nurse. I just really want to learn more about nursing administration but I can't find a program that will let me take online classes. Any suggestions?


14,633 Posts

There isn't any way to study (or work in, for that matter) nursing administration without being an RN. There are healthcare administration programs available for those in other disciplines. I suppose you could purchase nursing administration textbooks and read them independently. But you're not going to be able to get into a formal, structured nursing administration graduate program without becoming an RN.

Specializes in Ambulatory Care, Rheumatology. Has 10 years experience.

Tell us more about your end goal. I am now curious too!