What are the nurse divorce rates?
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37% of nurses have gotten a divorce.
Nurses have the highest divorce rates in healthcare.
The national average percentage of nurses that have been married is 75.7%.
Of every 100 nurses, 75.7% have been married.
Of those 75.7%, 37% have been divorced.
That means that, for every 75.7 marriages, 28 nurses get divorced.
Let’s talk about why nurses have a high rate of divorce.
Respondents were able to select multiple reasons for divorce.
There are many reasons why marriages end for nurses.
The ones that lead to the high divorce rate are:
But the reasons that caused the lowest divorce rates were:
If you’re married to a nurse, here are some reasons they have higher divorce rates.
The nursing profession is very stressful.
Loads of stress can cause:
But high stress jobs are specific to the nurse’s role.
Emergency room or ICU nurses who are on call have very high stress.
Along with long hours and a terrible work-life balance.
But a home healthcare nurse or a clinic nurse may have less job stress.
They also have high exposure to:
12-hour shifts are commonplace for nurses.
But, because of the 12-hour shifts, nurses normally only work 3 days a week.
65% of nurses work 12-13 hour shifts.
Of that 65% of nurses, up to 56% are burnt out.
Working long hours affects nurses’ entire lives.
It causes nurses to:
Which can lead to dissatisfaction in their lives.
This will increase the divorce rates of nurses.
Nurses have very inflexible schedules.
They have to work day, night, weekend, and even holiday shifts.
This makes it difficult to foster relationships with their spouses and children.
And remember that 65% are working 12-13 hour shifts.
But 26% of nurses are working 8-9 hour shifts.
Both of these are full-time, but they are extremely different schedules.
While 26% of nurses have steady schedules, the other 75% have:
Again, a work-life imbalance can bleed into the home life.
And this is what increases the divorce rates for nurses.
These are some common questions we get from our nurses getting a divorce.
21% of doctors and nurses have affairs according to Pub Med.
They surveyed 367 volunteers.
Of that group, 77 doctors and nurses have had an affair.
Of those 77 people, 63 were doctors.
That comes out to be 81.7%.
Of those 77 people, 14 were nurses.
That comes out to be 18%.
Men were more likely to cheat than women.
Some common nurse marriage problems that lead to higher divorce rates are:
Lack of commitment (support) causes 70.6% of divorces in nurses.
A cheating spouse causes 31%.
Financial struggles cause 50% of the divorce rates for nurses.
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