SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I start medical school in the Fall. I have a wife and we have a 3 year old. My wife is a registered nurse currently. I'll be leaving a software engineering position in the summer. Our plan all along has been for her to continue working as a nurse (3 days a week, 7a-7p shifts -- different days of each week) while I go to medical school. This will give us a decent income so that we don't have to max out student loans. However, I've read many threads where the advice is for the spouse to stay at home if possible with the child. Our daughter has been going to daycares for a couple years now and is pretty used to them. The most she'll go is 3 days a week every other week, and only 2 on the alternate weeks due to my wife working 2 weekends a month. I also have family close (my child's grandparents and aunt) that can help watch my child some on the weekends when I need to study. Do most spouses stay at home with the children and the families just live on loans? Is it doable for me to go through med school while my wife works (notice especially the late shift ending time)? Any advice from anyone that's had a similar situation would be greatly appreciated!