Most RN's first borns? - page 19

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   Leilah75_RN
    i am first born too! oh my my father is a military officer, mom is a teacher, lil bro is an electrical engr, lil sister is a lawyer...
  2. by   BNThere
    #4 of 4..alcoholic/abusive father, tho
  3. by   ShawtNurse
    Yes my dad did have a drinking problem (rest in peace)
    There are 6 of us: #1 my sis is an LPN
    #6 is me, an RN

    My cousins dad is a drinker too and the 1st and 2nd born are LPN's.
  4. by   NITEOBRN
    second girl born etoh with dad yes maternal g'ma was also a nurse
  5. by   luvmy3kids
    My sister is the firstborn.... she is an RN...

    My dad never touches the stuff...

    I'm number two and going to school for my ADN....
  6. by   luvschoolnursing
    first born female. I had a great dad though.
  7. by   Myxel67
    Both my parents had 2 children from first marriages, but I'm the firstborn of their 12 children together. My dad didn't drink, but mom's father and brother were probably alcoholic. I did grow up doing a lot of babysitting for my brothers & sisters.
  8. by   Jennyw45013
    this is a theory b/c of the codependent association with women and nursing. codependent woman like to "fix" people and make things better. codependency comes from alcoholic relationships, first born may mean you try harder to be the "parent" and make things ok. that is probably where the LSW got the idea from
  9. by   jill48
    I would like to comment on this thread but apparently it's for RN's. Hmmm.
  10. by   Jenzee
    Freaky. I am the first born and both of my fathers (my parents are divorced) had trouble with alcoholism at one time or another in their lives. I've also always been the family caretaker.
  11. by   veronica2
    I share the title of first born with my twin sister. I am technically the second born, but I don't recognize the 4 minute difference in our age. My father was and still is an alcoholic. He was verbally and emotionally abusive. We have a good relationship now. My twin sister is NOT a nurse.
  12. by   bluetack
    Wow, I am also the firstborn, alcoholic father here too.
  13. by   CMColumbus
    I'm the youngest of 4 and there is no alcohol, drug abuse, or divorce in my family.