How many are pursuing nursing studies just for the money? - page 4

I was just curious about this. I always see other people post that they are not interested in the amount of money or that they are not in nursing for the money (as we all know that nurses don't make... Read More

  1. by   caroladybelle
    Originally posted by Sarah, RNBScN
    [B]I was shocked when I asked a group of 3rd year nursing students why they chose this profession. Alot said "MONEY" and I was sickened by that response. I definitely wouldn't want someone who has entered this profession to look after me for the "money".

    And there are plenty of professions out there, that you could help people a lot more than being an RN that pay peanuts. A CNA frequently gives more hands on person to person help in a Nursing Home, yet is paid much less.

    If we didn't care about money, we would join the clergy or the Peace Corp, etc.

    The fact is most of us care about people AND money.

    Do I have a problem being cared for by someone that cares mostly about the money? Well if they want to earn the most money, they will become the finest nurse, possible. Therefore, I would be getting the best care, and there is nothing wrong with that.

    One would hope that they have a passing interest in both.
  2. by   bob007cat
    I want JOB SECURITY! I have a degree in Industrial engineering. I have worked for 3 companies that have closed due to overseas competition! Nursing will be a cut in pay from what I am used to. But peace of mind in knowing that I will be in a profesion that will always be needed and skills that cant be sent over seas. This is what I want is peace of mind and the added bonus of helping people.
  3. by   manna
    I'd be lying if I didn't say money was ONE factor in choosing to apply to nursing school. I do have a family to support (and I've been the major breadwinner in my family for the past 5 years, so that trend is liable to continue)..

    I am still torn between nursing and a few other health professions, for a variety of reasons - I just can't seem to make up my mind. Still a nursing major for now, though.