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Can anyone out there tell me if there are laws governing a spouse working the same unit? Or is it a management right to deny this? We travel and it is important that we have the same schedule, and helpful if we have each other to count on for assistance

I Don't Think That There Are Any Laws But Many Facilities Do Have Regs About Not Being On Same Unit...their Reasoning Is That It Causes Hard Feelings Among Co-workers...i Have Worked With People Who Had Their Significant Other On Same Shift...usually Was No Problem But Once It Was Rough...check Ahead Of Time And Explain Your Position And Needs...i Hope That You Can Work Things Out...i Think That Travel Nursing Must Be Fantastic

There is no law, but many (if not most) facilities have nepotism policies, and are entitled to have and enforce those policies. Some places only forbid spouses (or other family members) working in a supervisory relationship (where one spouse would be the other spouse's boss), others forbid any relatives working on the same unit, period. It's up to the facility what they will allow.

I'm sure the HR department of any facility would be happy to discuss their policies with you in advance if you asked.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

I Don't Think That There Are Any Laws But Many Facilities Do Have Regs About Not Being On Same Unit...their Reasoning Is That It Causes Hard Feelings Among Co-workers...i Have Worked With People Who Had Their Significant Other On Same Shift...usually Was No Problem But Once It Was Rough...check Ahead Of Time And Explain Your Position And Needs...i Hope That You Can Work Things Out...i Think That Travel Nursing Must Be Fantastic

Just curious....isn't it really hard to type out a post and capitalize every word? Doesnt' that take a long time to type out?

Ruby Vee, BSN

Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

hubby and i traveled and worked in the same unit. if they were happy to get one of us, they were thrilled to get both! it's generally worked out pretty well for us. we've taken staff positions in the same cticu now. i'd miss him if he weren't working with me!

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