More and more people suffer from stress and hectic pace in their jobs and from not having enough time for private life and to relax. The fast adaption to the challenges of working life and flexibility according to working hours gain more and more importance and pose heavy pressure on many. The nursing profession is very often concerned because of the emotional and physical requirements of working with patients, as well as because of irregular working hours. The present paper deals with deregulated experience of time as a risk factor for the Burnout syndrome in nursing profession. In the first part of this paper a look at the theoretical aspects of time and the Burnout syndrome is taken and the special requirements of the nursing profession are illustrated. Special attention is also paid to deregulated experience of time as a possible cause for the Burnout syndrome and forms the foundation of the empirical part of this paper. In this part, guided interviews were performed in a care institution in the course of a health care project, and the subjective experiences of time of voluntary test persons were collected and interpreted. The main aim of these interviews was to gain an insight in the inner state of the co-workers in the institution and to recognise tendencies in the direction of deregulated experience of time. The results were taken as a basis for the choice of preventative measures, such as sports programs, workshops and speeches.