Most RN's first borns? - page 24

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   jenrninmi
    Quote from KristyBRN
    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 females of alcoholic fathers. Something to do with the fact that as the first born in dysfunction family of origin you are a caregiver from the get-go. Now my father was not an alcoholic, but I am a first born. I was wondering how many of us are first-borns. (Also, she said this to me a long time ago, and I have lost touch with her, so I cannot ask her where the heck she got her information was) I was just starting school at the time and didnt really fight with her about it, just kind of gave her one of the Hmmm, thats an interesting opinion.... answers. Also, she meant it as a compliment, that we take a difficult beginning and build on our strengths and turn them into a career.
    So, how many first borns are out there?
    KristyBRN
    Nope, not a first born, not only am I not a first born, but I'm a twin.
  2. by   eltrip
    First born of an alcoholic father & definite caretaker of my mother & siblings as a child.

    Why doesn't this surprise me?
  3. by   flmorse
    First born alcoholic father.Miserable marriage for years
  4. by   Deidre Shiobhan
    Yap 1st born but definitely not from a dysfunction family, interesting theory though.
  5. by   Jerico
    #2; but had another profession before.
  6. by   sharona97
    2nd born, first girl, mom/ETOH. Rotten childhood at home. I remember at christmas getting coal, yup, you heard me, and one year rotten potatoes.:trout:
  7. by   meekshrn
    I am first born, and also had an alcoholic father!
  8. by   ry&avsmom
    Interesting........

    1st born but no alcoholism in mother or father. I was always the family care giver - still am. That is one of the reasons I chose this profession. It gives me joy to take care of people and put smiles on their face !
  9. by   Devil_Duckie
    Was an only child, parents divorced due to father's alcoholism...I always felt responsible for my mom and very protective of her...as a result, I was always the caregiver and peacemaker of the family (especially after she remarried). Personally, I can see the correlation mentioned by the OP because of my personal experience. It would be interesting to find some statistics on that...
  10. by   NursesRmofun
    Did I answer this? I was a last born...youngest.
  11. by   medic2293
    male;first born; no etoh
  12. by   GiantHeart21
    Very interesting post..... I have heard simular things... Sounds like this may have some truth to it.... I AM ALSO THE 1ST BORN TO AN ALCOHOLIC FATHER!!
  13. by   NewRN2008
    first born into a family that doesnt do emergency or medical! lol my sister is 12 and wants me to be a doctor or NP so she can be my nurse at a private clinic! lol

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