They're about to be the first married couple to complete Baker College's registered nursing program together.
Dan and Wendy Tate started the RN program in September of 2010.
They say it has taken sacrifice, but they believe the education experience will improve their lives and those of their three young children.
Wendy says, "It's been hard, but we have been lucky to manage. We have my parents to help out and take care of the kids while we're at school."
"With the job market my job was about to go down, I was going to be laid off. So I just decided to go into the nursing program," Dan says.
The Tates will received their nursing pins in March.