I am a full time nursing student (have until Nov till graduation) who is working 3 nights a week on 3rd shift as a CNA on the surgical specialty floor at a local hospital and married with no children. From my experience, being married in school and working even part time is a LOT of work. I do give props to all the mothers in school with me, but in its own way, the whole process is a balancing act. Its like riding a never ending roller coaster and thank god the end is finally nearing for me. no matter what, make sure you take 1 day a week to spend time with your man and relax yourself. it is easy to get burnt out fast.
My husband was in the USMC and deployed numerous times. We have agreed that life right now is worse then military deployments. just because you don't have kids does not mean its not going to be rough. (sorry i get a little offended with the whole "mothers have more to do then a married person without children." I hear this all the time by the mothers I go to school with. people without children just have different priorities. getting off my soap box now.) We believe nursing school
/working is harder than military deployments because you are physically here and trying to make a living and survive, but emotionally and socially you become somewhat isolated to complete nursing school.
My schedule is very crazy and I feel I must study day and night to survive school. do not get me wrong my husband is supportive, but we feel we have drifted some because of our lives are not meshing well right now.
just my thoughts as a married person with no children while working and in school.