relationships and nursing - page 2

Before I start, I would like to apologize if this has been asked previously... I wanted some input from other healthcare professionals as to how they feel their careers impacts on their personal... Read More

  1. by   nakitamoon
    Having one hell of a first marriage,,,, and a wonderful second,,, I think,,, it is the person,,,, If you two are willing to do what it takes,,, to make it work it will,,,,, no matter the hours,,,, no matter the profession,,,, The biggest thing,,,,,,,,,,, communication,,,, never waste anytime you have together!,,,,, Take care,,,,, Nik~
  2. by   GAstudent
    I'm married and have two kids. I get up at 6 and go to work at 7 then get off at 3. My husbands gets up at 7 and takes the kids to daycare (where I work..i just don't want them to go that early) then he goes to work. I pick the kids up at 3:15 and go home clean house and start cooking. Then two days a week I have class and when I have class. I start dinner (lasanga or something) and then take my kids to my husband at work at 5. I get to school at 5:30 (my husband then goes home) I go to school and at 7:30 my husband will stick dinner in the oven and then I will get home at 8:30 or 9. But if I don't have school I will come home cook, clean, play with kids, study, etc and he gets home and we watch tv or something. Yes it can be done.

    Last semester I took online classes so on the weekend or at night I would get online and check out my home work and do it through the week. Made it a little easier...

    Are you taking pre reqs for RN, LPN, or BSN?

    Good Luck
  3. by   gingerzoe
    My husband is a coal miner and has had to work all three shifts. We have two kids, one in college and one in high school. We have been married over twenty years. He has been there with me through all shifts and all types of jobs. It can work if you work together. Good Luck!
  4. by   happystudent
    hey there!
    I have three kids, 8yr and 3yr old twins, our schedule is mind melting!! Hubbs works 3rd shift 8pm to 6am comes home , sleeps till 1:30pm, I leave for class at 2pm till 9pm (babysitter comes over from 7:30pm till 9:30pm put the kids to bed) So i have the rest of the night to do homework, paint my toes, etc... We do see eac other on the weekends! I think our schedule works for us because we hardly see each other so we never argue cuz our time together is soo limited.

    Hey if we can do it anyone can gooood luck!!
  5. by   luv-my-dal
    GAstudent, I was finishing pre-reqs for RN and the opportunity came up for me to take the LPN course. Because there is such a wait list for the RN program (approx. 3 years) and because I was anxious to "get my feet wet" I am currently in the LPN program. This allows me the opportunity to get into the profession and still take the RN program later.

    It's wonderful to hear from each of you and your experiences. I truly believe you are all correct in that it takes that special person and you each have to be willing to make it work. This is something that I truly want to do with my life but, lately, some of these things cross my mind and I question if I am doing the right thing. Deep down I know I am. After reading some of the "horror" stories of nursing and then the relationship issue, just made me wonder.

    Thank you so much for your reassurance. It truly means a lot.