Most RN's first borns? - page 2

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   traumaRUs
    First born, but no ETOH in family.
  2. by   TiffyRN
    First born here, parents are teetotalers.
  3. by   UM Review RN
    I'm a middle, but there was such a gap between my older sibs and myself that I did play the elder sib growing up. I was encouraged to be responsible for anything younger, weaker, more helpless, sicker, or unable. Catholicism only reinforced that philosophy.

    Although there was a lot of dysfunction in our family, it wasn't due to alcoholism, it was due to mental illness.
  4. by   PeachPie
    Firstborn, no alcoholism.
  5. by   nrsang97
    Yep first born. No ETOH. First in my fathers family to graduate college.
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    I'm the 3rd of 3 girls. Definately no alcoholism in my family.
  7. by   HappyNurse2005
    hmm, I am a firstborn female of an alcoholic father.

    i have a sister, so i'm firstborn and the firstborn female.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Firstborn. Father had an alcohol problem and my mom was insane.

  9. by   charebec65
    First born here, no ETOH in our home which was quite functional...

    Same for my cousins that are nurses (2 of them), first born but no ETOH in very functional homes.
  10. by   Tweety
    Middle child in a garden variety dysfunctional family. No alcholism.
  11. by   analee23
    #6 (3rd female) in a family of 8. Dad is a prominent pediatrician. Parents are still happily married, no ETOH or mental illness. I'm the only sibling in healthcare.
    (Following in Daddy's footsteps, I'm a peds RN!)

  12. by   Halinja
    Third, sixth, or ninth, depending on how you count. (It's a long story) Anyway, I'm the youngest. No alcoholism in my family, but dysfunction abounded.
  13. by   ldh
    First born, family really, really dysfunctional, abuse, father did have a problem with alcohol. Hmmm...interesting thread.....