Are you in it for the money? - page 5

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? Read More

  1. by   Aongroup1990
    the money and why was my last comment taken down?
  2. by   Racer15
    In it for the money, won't lie. I worked retail for years, got paid $9 an hour to get screamed at, spit at, had to clean up poop and pee there too. Money's a lot better though! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy helping people, and some of my patients are a joy, but money was the main attraction.
  3. by   echoRNC711
    Becoming a nurse for "the money " is a little like the woman who "is searching for a rich guy to marry ".

    In both scenarios you will work for every penny of it!!!
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Aongroup1990
    the money and why was my last comment taken down?
    Look at post number 33 to view your last comment. Your last comment was not removed.
  5. by   goalienrse

    One thing is I am still in nursing because of the money. To sum people its not a lot, but I think 26 dollars an hour is good money and I can live by myself.
  6. by   rangersfanatic09
    As a former corrections officer of five years that worked very closely with the nursing staff on a daily basis I believe that even though nurses and corrections officers work very closely, nurses are better paid and deserve it. The nurses at the corrections centers and I all had the same fluids thrown at, on, around us and share many of the same stories that come from working in that type of environment. Currently, as a nursing student, I'm going into nursing only partly for the money (working in corrections gives people just enough money stick around but not much else) and also because I believe that nursing affords me more than just a desk job. I hate being cornered in my career choices and options and nursing is filled with opportunities. As a result I don't believe that I'll ever be bored like I was in corrections, nor will I miss the pay. I'm not bashing people who do choose corrections as a career but to them I say you have my gratitude for taking a job that I can't imagine doing for another five years, let alone twenty before I could even think about retirement. Can't wait to begin working as a nurse.

    Like akulahawk, money is not the thing that drives me but it is a factor. Corrections didn't allow me to properly take care of my family nor did I particularly enjoy going to work every day. I believe that I have chosen something that will allow me to look forward to getting up and going to work every day. Good summary akulahawk.
    Last edit by rangersfanatic09 on Feb 24, '13
  7. by   hiddencatRN
    I make more money as a nurse than most of my friends. I'm always baffled at folks who don't think nursing is a decent paying career that actually does have a comparatively good job stability compared to other fields. If you look at median incomes in the US, we sit pretty high on that scale.
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    Not for the money at all, although it is nice, but for the care of the people who need it. I love people, and I love to see them feel well.
  9. by   Lb321
    I'm not a nurse.. Researching nursing schools. I want to be a nurse because I want an important job with good benefits. I've been told that I'd be good at it because I care about others, and I work hard at everything I do. But, of course they make decent money... And that would be nice too.