Most RN's first borns? - page 16

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   wyowyome
    I myself am a first-born of an alcoholic family and was raised catholic....Hmmmmm Very interesting... Despite several posts by non-first borns and non-alcoholic fathers, there is a high percentage of us??? My coworker is also the 1st born of an alcoholic family, and we joke about our dysfunctional families together... She was also raised catholic...
  2. by   anticoagulationurse
    Firstborn, No ETOH
  3. by   june-pearl
    3rd child, 2nd girl. Not an RN yet, though. Maybe I should give up...
  4. by   VickyRN
    Second born out of four children total.
    Second daughter.
    Wonderful parents: mom and dad with no alcohol or abuse problems.
    Both parents well-educated, but no nurses in family.
    Last edit by VickyRN on Mar 11, '07
  5. by   nursebear69
    Hi. I am an RN and middle child. 2nd girl. My dad drank alot, but no alcoholism.
  6. by   attyrn
    first born here though no alcoholic in the family.
  7. by   Samslady
    Firstborn...alcoholic, abusive dad....who i rarely speak to.
  8. by   CRNI-ICU20
    baby!! of the family....although raised like the only child....sister and two older brothers are 10, 12, and 14 years older respectively...so more like a first born only child....
    no alcoholism....but...
    Mother was definitely a narcissist....full blown disordered....very abusive...I rec'd the brunt of her wrath...
    Father was passive...afraid of her...
    He was very kind and good to me....she was a raging shrew..
    I married a male version of my mother....and divorced him before he killed me....
  9. by   Thedreamer
    Im the latter born of twins.. my twin brother is the first born of 6.. No ETOH parents though.

    Ive always been the one holding things together though =/ Interesting theory.
  10. by   UNCNurseWannaB
    I'm first born with an alcoholic father (as well as drug addict)

    But... I'm male!
  11. by   SecondGenRN
    My mom was the eldest but no alcoholic father... I am the youngest of four and again... no alcoholism around here
  12. by   AussieTina
    2nd born child, but I am the first born daughter.
    Dad was an alcoholic.
    Interesting theory.
  13. by   imenid37
    Second daughter. I have a sister 9 years older. No ETOH w/parents and sib, but many mental issues and ETOH in grandfather. My firstborn daughter is studying nursing now.
    Wasn't this the "family" situation of the Abby character on ER w/ Etoh/mentally ill mom and Abby cared for mom and brother all of her childhood? Wonder how they researched that character?

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