Nurses Marrying Nurses.

  1. I wanted to know what is the percentage of nurses marrying other nurses ( if there is any statistics) doesn't matter which country the stats come from. Also to all the nurses who are married to other nurses, is it tough to keep the marriage going with shift work or have you sorted these issues. Are there any other issues?
    Thanks.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   mario_ragucci
    I'd like to take this question a little further and ask "what nurses that you know enter into contract marriages to gain a citizenship, or a stay?" I, myself, would like to work/live in Australia. There are people from all over the globe in health care; It's international.
  4. by   RRMLPN
    can only give you my situation, my hubby and I are both nurses and for over a year we had one day off together, both worked night shift different 12 hr shifts, and the day we had off together was my one day coming off my shifts and his going on, so that kinda made it difficult, plus we have 2 teenage daughters. needless to say we became very good at writing notes to each other just to have some sort of communication lol. I finally had enough and took a little time off. Now we are both preparing to return to school to obtain our RN... needless to say it's going to be difficult, it takes a very strong relationship to weather 2 nursing careers, we agree not to talk business at home, which gets difficult sometimes also, but you have to have some ground rules or nursing becomes your life 24/7. I would interested in hearing how others in this situation deal with it.
  5. by   renerian
    Hubby and I are both RNs. Don't know stats though.

    renerian
  6. by   Tweety
    My partner and I both are RNs. We met through a mutual friend who at a gathering where John came up to talk to the same person I was talking too. Friend said John's a nurse.

    Both of us working night shift is the main reason for our success I think. Plus we have much to talk about and much in common.

    He still works nights, but now works supervision. He's the enemy....LOL
  7. by   bewbew
    are there any other issues?
    my husband and i are both nurses......the biggest problem for me is trying to juggle childcare around the shiftwork........arghhhhhhhhh......9 to 5ers don't realise how easy they have it!!
  8. by   HazeK
    sometimes wish my dh was a nurse...
    as he has NO concept of my stressors/work

    hhk
  9. by   tony summers
    Both wife are RNs, we both now work in the same A&E dept, and have done for the last year. We work 12 hour shifts and because wife is part-time we manage to get 2 days off together a week. We work like this so that we do not have to pay out for child care, we have two children aged 3 and 5. We do talk about work at home it is only natural, however we do try to keep it to a minimum.

    At this point in our careers i am in the senior post, but this was not always the case when i first qualified my wife was in the senior post.

    We find our situation works reasonably well and we have now been together 7 years.
  10. by   P_RN
    http://www.nursingworld.org/readroom/fsdemogr.htm

    In all this I don't see nurses married to nurses, but I think demographics are neat.

    It seems to me (IMHO) that there are more nurses married to cops and paramedics than to each other......
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Yep and also teachers. My hubby is retired military - now high school teacher. Our kids are older now - so no daycare woes.

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