Nursing 'legacies'? How many of you have nurses in your family? - page 2

I was just wondering how many of us became nurses (or decided not to!) because they had family members who were nurses, and how this might have affected your outlook or enthusiasm for nursing. ... Read More

  1. by   semstr
    sister and bil are both psych. nurses, mil was a nurse (she has stories to tell!! She started training in 1946, in postwar Austria!)
    my aunt in Chicago is a nurse too and at least one, but I think even 2 of my nieces in Australia are nurses too.
    Plus we have a few dr. med. in the family too.
  2. by   deespoohbear
    In my side of the family, I am the only one who is anywhere near the healthcare field except for my sis who is an admissions clerk.

    On my husband's side besides me is his sister, she is an RN. Another SIL is a home health aide. My 13 y/o talks about becoming a paramedic but that is a few years down the road....if he goes through with it.
  3. by   frannybee
    First and only - my Ma is so proud
  4. by   BMS4
    My mom is, two on my dad's side and four others on mom's side. I think some families are just service oriented, meaning adding to the nurses, my family consists of mainly teachers, police officers, and military members. With a doctor and a couple of pharmacists thrown in to round us out.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    I'm the one and only in my family too. I come from a long line of farmers, ironworkers, loggers, etc. My mom was a SAHM. Didn't graduate from high school. My Dad was an ironworker, went to two years of college and played minor league baseball. Grandparents on mom's side were farmers . . one set wealthy and one set poor. Grandparents on my Dad's side owned a bar and worked the railways. I'm the only kid in my immediate family to graduate from high school and college. Sounds like the "Grapes of Wrath". And I grew up in So. Cal at the beach.

    steph
  6. by   RNonsense
    My mom is an RN, my dad was an RPN and a paramedic, I have about 6 aunts that were nurses, an uncle who's a firefighter, cousin who is a paramedic...a typical 911 family here!

    My hubby is in 911 too!
  7. by   CJM
    This does run in families. I was a nurseing assitant, my mother was a receptionist for three dentists, my aunt was a RN, my cousin's ex-wife was a RN, his present wife is a occupational therapist, another cousin was briefly a parametic for the fire department.
  8. by   Sleepyeyes
    Well, I'm the first but my oldest daughter is hot on my heels--she works with handicapped and will be starting nursing school this fall.
  9. by   WashYaHands
    My great grandmother was a nurse from 1913-1926. She was a private duty RN. I have her ledger with cases, diagnoses and outcomes documented. I hope to finish a historical research project about her life some day. Her daughter, my grandmother's sister, was a nurse in world war II.

    Linda
  10. by   zudy
    I have one aunt tha was an RN, so is my sister. When I saw here for the first time in her whites, cap, and white support hose, I fell out laughing, and swore I would never be a nurse. Never say never.
  11. by   zudy
    I have one aunt tha was an RN, so is my sister. When I saw here for the first time in her whites, cap, and white support hose, I fell out laughing, and swore I would never be a nurse. Never say never.
  12. by   fab4fan
    Great-grandfather was an RN; worked in psych.
  13. by   dianacs
    I'm the first going for nursing. My grandma trained and briefly worked as an EMT. Many people told her she would be an excellent nurse but she's never pursued it. My mom always wanted to be a nurse, but she's never worked in the healthcare field until now--she just got a job in the ER as a "patient greeter". That's a misleading title--it's nothing like a Walmart greeter, lol. She's excited because the hospital will pay for her to go to school. She's thinking about going for nursing too. I'm so excited for her!!!

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