This article presents the results of research questionnaires conducted among nurses and midwives on the staff of the Wrocław Medical Academy Clinic. Values linked with work, vital, possible, and real motivating factors applied to nurses and midwives, type of compensation and its motivating qualities, and the importance and range of professional training were all analyzed. It was proved that the most important motivator is the value and satisfaction of the work itself. However, the Clinic fails to create adequate conditions for its implementation. Salary levels, both as a whole and constituent parts, were assessed negatively. The need for changes in the nurse and midwife motivation system is clearly demonstrated.