Most RN's first borns? - page 21

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   goldenscroll
    Not a nurse yet, but I am firstborn- from a stable household with still married parents. My reason is that my family has had so many bad med experiences that I want to counteract that. Plus my mom just had MRSA pneumonia and that really made me decide to pursue my interest in medical environments. And I also realized that its the perfect way for me to eventually get involved in humanitarian orgs.

    But def not the family caretaker!
  2. by   goldenscroll
    oh, also, not religous. I have spiritual beliefs, but I dont consider myself any religion.
  3. by   SweetRN007
    First born, still a nursing student,
    no ETOH in the family
  4. by   nursewendii
    I'm the first born. Dad is not an alcoholic.
  5. by   Peg804
    I am a first born, Dad was not alcoholic, Mom also a nurse and a first born-no alcoholic, cousin Anne-first born, aunt Edith-second child-no alcohol, aunt Helen-5th born, no alcohol, etc. I come from a family of nurses, maybe we need more alcohol??????
  6. by   skislalom
    Second born (have a bro, raised apart) only female, now matriarch...to an alcoholic father (who committed suicide). Was in law enforcement for YEARS, went to nursing after I cared for my mom when she had BC (and passed away).
  7. by   nursemomceo
    2nd born,no etoh but very demanding family. parents disfunctional and very self centered.....even when us kids were young...
  8. by   DusktilDawn
    My parents had twins first, of which I am the second born of. My twin teaches computers. History of alcohol problems from both sides of the family. I rarely drink alcohol, it gives me a raging headache. Alcoholism was not an issue in our house. I doubt anyone comes from a "Leave it Beaver" background in this world, I certainly didn't. As with most families we had our issues and we had our dysfunctions.
  9. by   Havin' A Party!
    Third-born, of beautifully, loving non-alky parents.
  10. by   deeDawntee
    Fifth born with four much older brothers, only girl. Caretaker of myself. Abounding mental illness, rage, violence, sexual addiction. As a nurse I am REALLY good at calming down agitated men. No alcoholism but wish there had been !!! hehe
  11. by   Beggar♂
    I'm the youngest of 3 but product of a broken home at age 7-9 (hard to say when it became broken -- long before they parted ways, though). I went with Dad, sisters went with Mom.

    I love my dad but his faults include EtOH, domestic violence, rage issues, inability to discuss anything "real".
  12. by   suzy253
    I'm 3/3. No EtOH/abuse in my family.
  13. by   OhioNursingStudent
    I'm a first born. I think I'm drawn to the medical field because I grew up in hospitals...my father has Chrons Disease and was frequently in for surgeries throughout my childhood. I feel very at-ease in a hospital setting (as long as I'm not the one in the bed), and I've always wanted to be a medical professional.

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