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Senior Nursing student...Eating disorder nurse

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by umichnurse2019 umichnurse2019 (New Member) New Member

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I am a nursing student going into my final year of nursing school. I have made my mind up that I want to work with eating disorders. I have been wanting to do this for a long time and finally I have set my mind that this is final. The thing is, I don't know where to start. I know I have a while but I want to look at my options now so I have an idea of where to look at when the time comes. What would be a good area of nursing where there are eating disorder patients? I feel like general psych does not have this area. I also was looking at nurse residencies and I can't find anything to do with eating disorders either. If you have any experience or knowledge about how to find jobs in this area will you let me know? Also what type of experience should I have when I apply to a job like this? I do volunteer as an eating disorder recovery mentor already but besides that and having recovered from anorexia nervosa, thats my only experience. Any thoughts on either question? Thanks so much!

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience and works as a Complex Care Manager.

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There are eating disorder specific units within psych hospitals. Adolescent medical units in Children's Hospitals will sometimes have a population of teenagers with eating disorders who are too medically unstable for a psychiatric hospitalization.

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