I am looking for advice/information. I will be entering nursing school in the fall. I am very excited about it, and think that I could make a decent nurse.
Problem is, I have an undiagnosed eating disorder (well, disordered eating at the least, the standard for an actual e.d. is pretty strict) and possibly depression. I want to seek out help from a professional for my problems, but I am terrified that coming clean will bar me from meeting the mental competencies required to become an RN. I'm not even sure how the school I've been accepted to will react.
Like I said, I want to get help, but there's no way I can do it if it will destroy my chances. My whole family and I have sacrificed a lot to make my entry into nursing school possible, and sabotaging it now is not an option, not even to seek therapy. I think that getting help for the underlying depression I could be suffering from would make dealing with my eating easier, but I don't think anyone would look too kindly on someone with a history of depression either.
If anyone can shed any light on these issues, I would really appreciate it.