JustEnuff2BDangerous, BSN, RN 1 Article; 137 Posts Specializes in Med-Surg/Oncology. Has 2 years experience. Aug 19, 2011 Eventually, going into ANY profession (especially one as physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding as nursing) solely or mostly for money will only cause you to burnout. There have been many studies done on what motivates a person and what keeps a person in a job, position, or profession, and money actually ranks quite low on the totem pole. Bills need to be paid, of course, so money is somewhat of a motivator, but while you see no problem in people who are in nursing for the money as long as they do a good job, if you are in nursing long enough you will be able to quickly pick out the people who are just there for a paycheck and nothing else. Nursing requires heart, and you can't buy that.