Leave you family for nursing?? - page 2

by litebrightgirl

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Hypothetical question....If you've tried for 3+ to get into nursing school (grades are great but it's so competitive in your area) would you apply for a program out of state? You are married with 3 kids. Hubby's not interested in... Read More


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    Quote from litebrightgirl
    Now here's another question to throw into the mix. What about those who go to med school? They do this all the time and no one really says anything. Is it a double standard for nurses?? Just playing devil's advocate....
    No, they place their career over their families and they divorce as well......not a good idea.
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    Doctors have a high divorce rate through residency and school as well.
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    When I read this, I thought the challenges faced by many couples who have jobs in different cities and must maintain long distance relationships. It can be done, but it definitely puts a strain on the relationship.

    How far apart is apart? Can they easily see each other every weekend? She'll be with the kids and other family. What will his support system be? Are there other options? Online, transfer of majority of most coursework done locally?

    It can be done, but it is a huge challenge.
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    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    When I read this, I thought the challenges faced by many couples who have jobs in different cities and must maintain long distance relationships. It can be done, but it definitely puts a strain on the relationship.

    How far apart is apart? Can they easily see each other every weekend? She'll be with the kids and other family. What will his support system be? Are there other options? Online, transfer of majority of most coursework done locally?

    It can be done, but it is a huge challenge.
    True but that is for a job, income and benefits and they face the same challenges. Distance does not make the heart grow fonder.
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    Absolutely not! I'm in nursing school now, I have kids and a hubby who travels for his job. It is hard! I cannot imagine how hard it would be, and how much we'd grow apart if I was in another place for 3 years. Our marriage is strong, but I'm sure we wouldn't last.
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    When I was in LPN school I had 2 classmates that did this. I'm in Tennessee and one woman came from a state in the northeast, schools in her state had 3+ years waiting list and cost 3 times as much so, she came and lived with her sister and went to school here. She went home to her husband and kids on holidays and long weekends. The other woman came from North Carolina and lived here with her Mom, she went home to her husband every weekend. I'm sure it was hard but, it worked for them.
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    Quote from litebrightgirl
    Now here's another question to throw into the mix. What about those who go to med school? They do this all the time and no one really says anything. Is it a double standard for nurses?? Just playing devil's advocate....
    Most doctors I know brought their families with them.
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    Many residents end up divorced as well, there is an interesting documentary on PBS about this very thing.
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    I absolutely love nursing but let's take a reality check. It is a job not an identity. If you love your job/ future job more than being with your spouse then there was a whole lot more wrong with your marriage before this question came up.
    levzahav9, jtmarcy12, and Fiona59 like this.
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    Agreeing with all the "nos". Also, nursing school is hard as it is, leave alone having to take care of the kids as a "temporary single mom".


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