Are you in it for the money? - page 5

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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


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    It did play a role, I'm not going to bust my butt for peanuts but if you do something you don't like after a while money won't make up for misery.
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    I would be lying if I said that money didn't factor in me choosing nursing as a job....however that's not to say that money is the sole reason I went into nursing...but a very important factor of why I went into nursing.
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    Are u joking? Bartending pays more.
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    Where do you live?
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    Quote from BaileyCoco
    I'm in CA and work in corrections
    You have to make this to survive in Cali
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    NO i'm not in it for the money. I have a BS and MS in Electrcial Engineering and if I had kept on my former path I could have made more money. But I hated being stuck in a cubicle all day. I love being a nurse and i'm a correctional nurse, so trust me when I say, you really have to love what you do to survive the jail
    Last edit by f1j1nurse23 on Feb 23, '13 : Reason: Mistake
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    At first I was in it for the money. Now I realize that nurses don't get paid nearly enough for what we have to do. I'm talking about bedside nurses.

    If I was compensated for every job that I actually perform as a nurse in one day I would be rich. Some of the other jobs that are required to be a bedside nurse would be a waitress, gardener, cook, electrician, massage therapist, respiratory therapist, beautician, phone operator, security, language translator (don't admit you are bilingual if you don't want multiple phone calls from different floors all day everyday wanting you to interpret). Oh let's see what else, computer help desk (going back to school for IS so I don't mind this part) housekeeper, marriage counselor, psychologist, drug counselor, dry cleaner, seamstress, notary, mediator, concierge, makeup artist, transporter, manicurist and yes I have been asked multiple times to polish nails and clip toenails and I refuse. TV repair person, personal shopper I had one person ask if I could stop by Macy's for them after work and buy them a robe and bring it in to work the next day. Yeah I said a family member could do that for them.

    I can name more. So just think if we were paid to do all of that. Boy oh boy I wouldn't even consider leaving nursing if we were. But the reality is we won't and I want to be paid to do one job. Not paid to do one job but required to do 25 other jobs.

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    So are you saying you don't like your job?
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    I've been in Nursing since 1988. I've seen a lot of changes. I also saw a different "breed" of new grads emerge when the nursing shortage sky-rocketed. Some got in for pay, or job security, ability to support their families. and some for the Humanity of service with the perk of pay. Regardless of the income a nurse generates -- they EARN every penny of it -- and soul growth comes with many encounters, so Nursing is much more than money. Just my thoughts and I've met and connected with the most wonderful people peers and patients. Nurses are wonderful -- be one !!
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    Money is not my key motivator, but it is a factor. I'm a second career nurse, and I was well established prior to nursing. I'm interested in the variety of roles and travel nursing offers, but I returned to school to increase my wage, not make less.
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