Are you in it for the money? - page 3
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Did the money play a factor in you choosing a nursing career? Do you think money is a factor in why people choose nursing as a career? Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments... Read More
- 4Feb 23, '13 by hotscrubsI've always dreamed of becoming a nurse and now that I am one I'm not exactly happy. I do it for multiple reasons: want to help even when ppl don't want my help, want to make good money, job security. And I didn't have to go to school for a million years to get all these things! And you start out making big bucks right away so I wouldn't have to spend time and money with internships and graveling at the bottom of the company food chain before making a decent living. I would never regret my choice even though I'm not that happy because nursing is huge and if I don't want to deal with annoying stressful hospital based nursing I don't have to. I can be a nursing instructor, go into admin, home health, public health, pharm sales, IT stuff, case management...I can go on. Skies the limit with this license so although I'm not happy today, I will be once I find my niche. I'm glad we have this long list of work options!
- 15Feb 23, '13 by TheCommuter Senior ModeratorI'll word my sentiments in a different way: Never in a million years would I do this job for free.
I am not a volunteer or a martyr. I do not show up at the workplace for free. Therefore, I expect to be paid for the services I render.
- 2Feb 23, '13 by BSNbeDONEI absolutely LOVE looking like a nurse and I absolutely LOVE paydays. It's the in-between that really makes my life miserable. Being a nurse was my dad's idea for his only daughter. Back in those days, when this brilliant. LIFE-ALTERING decision was made for me, we had to listen to our parents. And since I had no job, no clue about loans, grants, or anything else that would have CONVINCED me to follow another path and defy my dad, HERE I AM, literally knee-deep in you-know-what most days. So. My dad threw me here; the inability to get a little breathing room so that I can catch my second wind and think clearly has kept me here. What's not to love about nursing!!!
- 1Feb 23, '13 by LadyFree28My decision to enter into nursing was far before I knew how much money I was going to make as a nurse. To investigate illnesses, help empower patients, by teaching, skilled procedures that include wound care, poop, foley, care of pts with chest tubes, hemovacs, vents, manage CRRT, ECMO/Heart-Lung machines, place central lines!!! Go abroad and work on a healthcare team!!! I really could go on and on...the area I live in nursing has expanded their role because of the ability to care for complex patients, and collaborate and work closely with physicians. I hands down LOOOVEE being a nurse, and I made the BEST decision to be a Nurse. This profession fits my interests in science, my personal quirks, and my personality as a whole.
As for the money??? I will defer to what one of my clinical instructor's mantra is to her students:
"Nursing will not make you rich, but you will certainly make a good living." And I agree...Nursing is really what you make it. The money, to me, is an added benefit. The wages I make have allowed me to buy a home, property invest, and travel abroad. The flexibility has allowed for family time, and in the position to start a family. Love reaping the benefits of a good decision!
- 1Feb 23, '13 by ♫patiently_waiting❤Quote from BaileyCocoWhat area do you work in? And what's your nursing specialty?I have to agree that nursing was a great path to a well-paying job. I have been licensed less than a year and making six figures.It all depends on what area you live in and what area of nursing you work.