Most RN's first borns? - page 17

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   cisco
    First born here. Father not ETOH but, he was a RAGEAHOLIC and abusive. Whole family is dysfunctional, mother co-dependant, manipulative etc.

    PS: I finally got over my own co-dependence by recognizing all this and
    separating myself from the whole family. Life is much better now and
    even nursing is much improved because now I know how to say no!
  2. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I am the eldest of three, father alcoholic, mother just distracted and cold and occasionally mean. None of my sibs is in a helping profession.

    Mother was/is (she says you never retire from nursing) an RN--#7 of 10, and the fifth daughter, but raised as an only child by friends of the family, so that could probably be considered "eldest." She is the only nurse in her family of origin. Her father was "a drinker," I don't know about the "foster" father.

    Interesting idea, maybe someone wants to research it?
  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Second born with one older brother.

    Parent's neither drink nor smoke.
  4. by   scholar
    2rd year nursing student

    I have 2 sisters & 2 brothers. I was the baby boy for about 12 years but now im the middle.

    My brother was so crazy & immateur that my family treated me like the oldest and gave me the most responsibility b/c they couldn't not trust my brother to do anything.

    No alcoholics in my family.
  5. by   mamalle
    firstborn with a family history of etoh abuse. mom and grandfather
  6. by   AlwysLrning
    2nd born but 1st born daughter. No etoh or dysfunction but many friends who had those kind of families when we were growing up. They gravitated towards my family and I always felt that since I had it so good I could give something back. Second career option for me. First was 13 years in the Air Force. I feel very service oriented.
  7. by   JennInColumbus
    I am a first born with no alcoholism in my family, my Mom, also an RN, was 5th of 6.
  8. by   txusrn1979
    First born of 4 but father not alcoholic. Brother 1 - computer software engineer, Sister - CPA/Accounting Fraud, Brother 2 - Architect.
  9. by   kimmymom
    I'm the baby of the family with no alcoholism history. I definitely have the caregiver personality though
  10. by   onesunniegal
    Although I won't be a RN until June, may I still answer?
    First child, no alcoholic parents, but I was the "caretaker".
  11. by   DDRN04
    first born and mother is first born also a nurse
  12. by   AmandaBrittainy
    first born with an alcoholic father
  13. by   olol765
    Middle child... no etoh in mom or dad, but my sis and grandmas suffer from it