I am a former educator and can say that you will likely make more money as a nurse(depending on degree/certifications). If you were to become an RN, you can make a solid wage. And the more you specialize, the more you have potential to make.
My suggestion would be to follow what you want to do. Education and nursing are both rewarding, and in similar ways. For me, I couldn't see myself in medicine, so I decided education was the route for me. I determined I loved helping people in a non medical way. Now I help adults in the world of recruiting.