well I have to say that if you are in nursing ONLY for the money....like you thought about what you wanted to do with your life and you thought "hmm well nurses make a lot of money so im gonna do that" then thats an awful reason and I dont have much respect for you really. I believe that a person needs to be genuinely interested in the career field they choose and have the personality and characteristics that come along with that job. For nursing that would be people skills, compassion, patience, etc. You have to have a desire to affect people's lives for the better. If not and you think "I am in this just for the paycheck" then I feel thats very selfish. Dont get me wrong, I enjoy the money but to me its a bonus. Would I do this job for $30,000 a year? No I wouldnt but when choosing a career I thought about what would provide for me and my family AND what would I be good at, what job would fit my personality. NOT just what would bring in a big paycheck. If I was choosing a career based on money then I could have been a lawyer, engineer, pilot. But none of those things interested me and I feel my personality does not match any of those career fields. So basically if you are in this career for the money but ALSO because you want to help people and are a caring compassionate person then thats fine.