I, personally, am really tired of this whole discussion (not this one in particular, in general) about nurses getting paid, or wanting to be paid, or wanting to be paid more, or being in it for the money, or whatever. This is a job, a career, and just because we have the important task of taking care of people, in no way should the subject of compensation for it be considered "taboo".You know what? Money did factor in my decision to be a nurse, because, I learned early on, I was drawn to medical "stuff" I enjoyed it, it cam easy to me, and yes, I liked the idea of being able to help people, and I realized that if I were to become one, I would have job stability, and a decent salary. Now if I learned that with all that I would only be making 10 dollars an hour? I wouldn't even consider it!! Does that make me one of those "bad " nurses?
It all comes down to money, always. And I think that it is that way in all professions.