RNs- Mostly first born? Alcoholic fathers? - page 7

KristyBRN's thread on this topic is very interesting. She has heard that many RNs are first borns of alcoholic fathers. I thought we could use a quantitative poll on the subject.- *Please add any... Read More

  1. by   rustyshackleford
    second born (of two), neither parents alcoholics. is this a genuine poll? seriously? people actually believe that because their folks liked the sauce, it moved them towards nursing? c'mon...
  2. by   aloevera
    Quote from rustyshackleford
    second born (of two), neither parents alcoholics. is this a genuine poll? seriously? people actually believe that because their folks liked the sauce, it moved them towards nursing? c'mon...

    High percentage of nurses have ETOH dep/drug (prescription pills) dep. parents, one or the other...it is a fact...
    Not saying that is the reason they became nurses but it sure is plausible to me....they or I should say WE grew up taking care of siblings, parents, etc...being in charge of more than we should have been as young children...so naturally that would lead to nursing....we are all control freaks !! we are caregivers !!! See the relation now?????
  3. by   New Orleans
    First born, father no issues but mother mental illness
  4. by   azhiker96
    I am the youngest of 5. Neither of my parents drank alcohol but Dad was a doctor and Mom was a nurse so I guess medicine was in my blood.
  5. by   lolalolacherrycola
    Interesting poll! Personally I am the baby of the family and my father was a binge alcoholic.
  6. by   NewNurse626
    First Born, RN (only one in my entire family) and oh , yes, alcoholic father to put it lightly.
  7. by   diane227
    Only child, alcoholic mother, father died too young for me to know. All other family members (cousins, uncles, aunts) all alcoholic.
  8. by   earthcrosser
    Alcoholic mom and firstborn. Maternal grandmother also alcoholic. I'm avoiding tempting fate as much as possible.
  9. by   med/oncRN
    I would be interested to know how many RN's are married to ETOH'rs. I have found many of the patient's we detox are married to nurses, anyone else see the same or interested? I've heard many RN's are co-dependent (I hate the word) and that is why they are attracted to the field.
  10. by   Homesteader2B
    [font="franklin gothic medium"]first born, lpn (perhaps that selection should have been included in the poll), alcoholic father. however it has nothing to do with the alcoholism...grandmother was a nurse, aunt is a nurse, mother is a lab technologist...medical professions run in the family.
  11. by   CuteBabi08
    I choose "other"

    I don't know my father so I can't say if I'm his first born or If he was an Alcoholic.:uhoh21:

    First Born to my mother, she has issues.

    I was raised by my great-granddaddy and he was an alcoholic.:spin:
  12. by   NurssNicole
    I am an only child, my parents are still married but my father was an alcoholic growing up. He has been sober 10yrs.
    Nicole
  13. by   emtb2rn
    RN, 1st born, not only child, neither parent alcoholic.

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