Most RN's first borns? - page 13

Hi everybody, I have a question and PLEASE dont anybody blast me for typecasting, this was not MY statement, it was a LCSW I was friends with. She claims that a huge % of nurses are first born... Read More

  1. by   Riseupandnurse
    First born, father wasn't alcoholic but he was always right like one and ruled the roost (physician). I married a rip-roaring alcoholic for some reason. I think a lot of nurses marry someone like that.
  2. by   S.N. Visit
    2nd born. No hx of alcohol in family.
  3. by   Ohmygosh
    9 children in my family--I am # 7 and a nursing student
    I have one sister (#4) who is an RN
    I also have two brothers (# 6, #9) who are RN's
    ....all with an ETOH Dad and emotionally absent Mother!.....

    Another one of my brother's (#3) daughter (1st born) is an RN --definitely no ETOH there.

    BTW - my two RN brothers are married to RN's who are both 1st borns with ETOH Dad's
  4. by   hecete
    First Born Etoh Father,mother Tea-totler, Both Sides Of Family Etoh Abusers.
  5. by   twotrees2
    Quote from hecete
    First Born Etoh Father,mother Tea-totler, Both Sides Of Family Etoh Abusers.
    anyone tallying up yet?? would love the results
  6. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from twotrees2
    anyone tallying up yet?? would love the results

    See the poll for the numbers

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f118/rns...rs-194487.html

    and keep in mind that neither this thread nor the poll can hope to be even marginally accurate because they are limited by the selection of people who choose to respond AND by the limited population of nurses who come to allnurses. Neither should be used to make sweeping generalizations about "most RNs".

    There are a lot of generalizations that could be made
    Most RNs were abused
    Most RNs marry alcoholics
    Most RNs marry paramedics or police officers
    Most RNs are codependent
    Most RNs like the color purple
    Most RNs have curly hair

    Considering the large population of RNs out there, I'm sure you could find some that would identify themselves with one or more of the above. If you chose to put the question out there and 100 people read it, 5 identified with it and chose to respond, 5 disagreed with it and chose to respond, and 90 passed it by, your results would look like 50% of people identified with the question, but in truth only 50% of respondents agreed, which means, well...very little.
  7. by   crazylilkelly
    #1 and no alcholic parents. & my sister was the biggest caregiving type out us 3 kids. i caught on eventually!
  8. by   kathiecnm
    First live born & sociopathic father & I ended up being the mother to my mother & 2 brothers. It all turned out well, so that's OK.
  9. by   kathiecnm
    First live born & sociopathic father. I ended up being the mother to my mother & 2 brothers, but it all turned out well, so that's OK.
  10. by   twotrees2
    Quote from RN4NICU
    See the poll for the numbers

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f118/rns...rs-194487.html

    and keep in mind that neither this thread nor the poll can hope to be even marginally accurate because they are limited by the selection of people who choose to respond AND by the limited population of nurses who come to allnurses. Neither should be used to make sweeping generalizations about "most RNs".

    There are a lot of generalizations that could be made
    Most RNs were abused
    Most RNs marry alcoholics
    Most RNs marry paramedics or police officers
    Most RNs are codependent
    Most RNs like the color purple
    Most RNs have curly hair

    Considering the large population of RNs out there, I'm sure you could find some that would identify themselves with one or more of the above. If you chose to put the question out there and 100 people read it, 5 identified with it and chose to respond, 5 disagreed with it and chose to respond, and 90 passed it by, your results would look like 50% of people identified with the question, but in truth only 50% of respondents agreed, which means, well...very little.
    lol not looking for hgh grade reports on this - just wondering what the thread results were. i thinmk we can most of us agree that "most" would not be a good word to use- just looking at it as an interesting theory - not an exact science test. thanks for the link
  11. by   twinmommy+2
    #1 of two and ETOH with Mom who is in recovery (Thanks Lord!)
  12. by   Multicollinearity
    Twinmommy,

    What is your avator?
  13. by   Celia M
    1st born, alcoholic mother, but she definately has always worn the pants!!!!

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