Most RN's first borns? - page 32

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   Karynica, RN
    3rd born here, and had a great father who worked in a psychiatric hospital as a tech for 15 years.
  2. by   coffeefix
    Youngest here, both mother and father were alcoholics. I myself have been sober for a little more that 4yrs.
    Last edit by coffeefix on Jul 6, '08
  3. by   paperdreams
    I am second born and not to an alcoholic father.
  4. by   momelly05
    I am an only child with two very supportive parents. Always felt (and still do sometimes) the need to please people and be perfect.
  5. by   NurseKatie08
    Quote from lvs2nrs3535
    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

    Interesting. First born female, alcoholic father here (taking my boards Tuesday!). However dad's alcoholism wasn't a pronounced problem until after I was already in nursing school. My aunt (an LPN, then an RN, dad's sis) is also the first born female of an alcoholic father. Interesting theory.
  6. by   -MNC_RN-
    First born, no alcoholism, male, son of a nurse.

    Who knows, if you crunch the numbers enough, maybe the social worker is right. Like the statistic that a disproportionate number of medical/nursing personnel are left-handed.
  7. by   Jamesdotter
    Like the statistic that a disproportionate number of medical/nursing personnel are left-handed.[/QUOTE]

    I wasn't aware of that--but there were a lot of left-handed people in my nursing school class--about a third, if I remember correctly!
  8. by   lpn311
    First born, alcoholic step father. always the caretaker lol.
  9. by   rnmomtobe2010
    Child #2... recovering alcoholic...so he says
  10. by   imanedrn
    Quote from lvs2nrs3535
    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
    I got a BIG chuckle out of this one!

    I am the first born daughter of an alcoholic father. Also, my sister is 7 years younger than I am, and I began near full-time care of her when I was 12 (while my parents were contemplating divorce because my father had an affair and my mother worked odd jobs to supplement our income, including 7-Eleven and Wienerschnitzel, to my embarassment). Also, my mother has borderline personality disorder (which I developed as well...), so I did a lot of "parenting" of my entire family from a very young age.

    It all makes sense...
  11. by   colzanurse
    Firstborn, dad not an ETOH. My step-mom is a RN, not the first born, but has older sister who is RN, also not the first born, but their dad was ETOH. My dad's sister, not the oldest, is a RN but her dad(my grandpa) not ETOH.
  12. by   Borchey, RN, BSN
    1st born but not alcoholic father.....but I am from Wisconsin.... haha
  13. by   Valanda
    This question came up about a week ago at my new job, a Detox facility. We found it interesting that there are 12 nurses on staff, and 9 of them are first-borns. All of our parents were dysfunctional for various reasons.

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