Any nurses that are married to other nurses here?

  1. I was thinking about it today. My DH and i are both RN's, we actually met on the job as LVN's, and went to RN school together. We were thinking of writing an article about married couples attending nursing school....but not sure yet. I was curious, anybody else here like us? I must say that was a VERY trying time in our marriage, :chuckle but also made us VERY strong together and seperately as a couple and RN's.
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  3. by   nsrndy
    My wife and I are newlyweds, both in Nursing School. That's where we met! We decided that we could be a strong support for each other and there was no need to wait until graduation. I believe it has helped us both professionally and academically. We have different interests within nursing, but enjoy talking about our work day, what we learned, and our interests. It is an opportunity that many people I work with do not have, and one that I highly reccommend. Besides, nurses are great people to fall in love with!
  4. by   SnowymtnRN
    Congratulations! I do agree, most people always say don't we get bored talking about the same thing, being together all the time, et..etc... But i think since we met on the job, that is why we get along so well. i enjoy KNOWING what he's talking about, and vice versa. We also are interested in different aspects of nursing. He wants to finish grad school and be a CRNA, i'm into ER. He works oncology now, but i was working pediatrics. Makes for a nice mix IMO!
  5. by   NurseDianne
    My hubby and I are both LPN's, we met on the job, I couldn't stand him!!! :chuckle I hated giving and getting report from him. I thought he was a womanizer (which he probably was). That was years ago. Then almost 3 years ago for some reason we decided to have breakfast after a shift. It just went from there. We have been married 17 months now.
    We work at the same hospital, same shift. He works med-surg floor and I work OB/ER. (it's a very small hospital).
    For the most part it works out. We have our "tifs" but at least we find no frustration in the other person understanding our job.
    We are also in RN school. I will finish about a year ahead of him. And YES, there is stress, but most of the time all is well.
    I think there should be a article written if you can find enough married nurse couples.
  6. by   Cascadians
    Both caregivers, married, always work as a team, together, same patients, same floor, homecare and facilities.

    After 30 years of caregiving and all the odd things that tend to happen, this is what works for us. Saves our backs and sanity

    We'll always work together, but one of us will go back to school in nursing and the other in physics. Gotta diversify considering how in flux the whole healthcare field is undulating.

    We read a traveling nursing forum for a while and those RNs who traveled together seemed quite happy. If we were a lot younger we'd go back to school together and explore that route. But we're in our 40s, old n crusty and have other absorbing interests
  7. by   cbs3143
    My wife and I are both RNs. We started nursing school together as newlyweds and had an active precocious two year old daughter by the time we graduated. Maybe those 39 "aunties" and two "uncles" from the nursing school helped her develope faster. Yes, it was difficult, but we gained strength and support from one another.

    Twenty-four years later, we are still going strong. She's an OB nurse and I'm an escapee from the ER now working in QI. There are a number of married nurses around, but not many who were married and attended nursing school together. My best friend and his wife are both RNs. He was her preceptor during her ER rotation for school and that's how they met.

    My brother and his wife met in nursing school. They've been married for about twelve years and have four terrific kids. My MIL is a retired RN and I've got a SIL who is an LPN.

    "Can't swing a dead cat without hitting a nurse in this family"

  8. by   live4today
    Yes, my husband and I are both nurses. I am a RN, he is a LPN. He is also a Senior Medical Instructor in the Army, so he's got lots of experience...and a darn good nurse at that! I'd rather be married to someone who shares my career interests than someone who doesn't. Been there and done that mistake the first marriage go round. It's been very career healthy for us to be able to "talk shop" at the dinner table about things that would ordinarily make most people vomit or pass out. :chuckle
  9. by   mario_ragucci
    Although I have not met my wife yet, I would be honored if she is in health care too. I come across many women who I would like to get to know more on a romantic basis who are nurses, but, unfortunately, they are all married all ready. I'll wait for her forever. She is probably like me and is still single in her 30's, waiting until her forties to marry, if marry at all. Gosh - sometimes I wish she would hurry up and get here :-)
  10. by   TraumaNurse
    My wife and I are also both RN's. We met on the job 6 years ago. I was the new guy and she was the charge nurse. We used to love to work together. We have been married for 5 years now and have two wonderful kids. We have almost always worked in the same department on the same shift. These days, we work opposite days of the week so we do not have to use day care for the kids. Nursing has it's good points and bad, but there are few careers where both parents can work full time, take care of the family, without daycare, and still have time to have fun!
  11. by   Tweety
    I got introduced to my man at a party. I was talking to a friend who said, "oh here's John and he's a nurse too". John was working night shift critical care at another local hospital. We hit it off right away. We've been together six years now. Two years ago, he joined the enemy: night shift "Administrator On Duty", i.e. supervision/administration at the hospital I work. Ironically, I was being recruited for the job, and I said "my John used to do supervision and he always said I would hate it, so NO", and they called John and he said he was interested.

    It's nice having someone who understands what I go through on a daily basis to share my experiences with.
  12. by   renerian
    I am an RN and so is my hubby. We have some interesting dinner talks that gross out the kids. My son is in nursing school and my dtr is the biotechnology program.

  13. by   cmggriff
    My wife and I are both RN's, now. We met at Fort Campbell, Ky. We worked together in a MASH unit in the Persian Gulf. Actually she worked for me at the time, since she was enlisted (91C, or LPN) and I was an officer and no gentleman. She went back to school in 93 and became an RN. Gary
  14. by   a-rose
    As I know, there is any nurse is married to other nurses in China up to now.
    Hehe, do you know why?