The project studied factors impacting professional registered nurses in maintaining active employment. Participants chose to enter the nursing profession to provide service. They were motivated to stay in the nursing profession in an employed situation to 1) provide financial support of themselves and their families,and 2) from a desire to serve. Respect as individuals was motivation to do their best work. The results of the study reinforce the desire of the nursing profession to serve its clients and patients. The results demonstrate the committment of registered nurses to the nursing profession. They also demonstrate the desire of professional nurses to be responsible family members and citizens, working to earn sufficent funds to care for themselves and their families and to meet financial obligations.