Most RN's first borns? - page 20

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   Treeta
    1st born. Very very dysfunctional family. Plus I have always been the caretaker.
  2. by   santhony44
    # 3 of 4, 2nd daughter, no drugs, alcohol, divorce.
  3. by   MrsMommaRN
    first born female to an alcoholic father.
  4. by   obernurse
    1st born;father commited suicide; stepfather abusive alcoholic; have been a caregiver role my whole life as have most of the nurse i have known in 20 plus yrs of practice. ive had this discussion with others before, & i think there's a lot of validity to the theory
  5. by   RedWeasel
    only girl with 4 older bros. No alc.
  6. by   RNontheroad
    When I was in nursing school, the instructor who taught the psych portion of our lecture had the same theory. Definately true in alot of cases. For those of us in the class who were not the children of ETOHer's, she had a second scenerio. It seems that the children of devout religious parents also were drawn to nursing. (whether or not they were religious themselves).

    I fall into the later, BTW.
  7. by   TxGirl1982
    1st and 2nd born here...I'm my father's 1st born, and my mom's 2nd. I've always been a family caretaker. My father was not an alcoholic but he was always really emotionally and mentally abusive. Not an RN yet but I'm working on it. :spin:
  8. by   grnmtngirl
    1st born
    Alcoholic Father
  9. by   NursePru
    2nd born, but only Daughter. Dad was an alcoholic until he found out he had colon cancer. I was 4 at the time so he didn't drink for most of my childhood. He gave it up all together from that moment...he survived cancer and is glad he got the reality check. I by no means had a bad childhood though. That time was scary because I didn't know what was going on and his nurse would always bring me juice and a lollypop...I still remember the nurses first name and face because she was the one that made me feel like my dad was going to be ok...and she was right.
  10. by   IlliniBabyRN
    1st and only born daughter. Parents divorced. Alcoholic Father but so thankful for the wonderful mother and family I do have.
  11. by   Bigsky4me2
    I was the baby in my "first family". Parent were alcoholics.

    I was adopted at age 12 and was the oldest in "new family".
  12. by   JeN-SN
    First born, to a single father whom is the best dad in the world by the way(hence he does not have a substance abuse problem). He is a dentist and is so proud that I will be graduating in August. yay!!!!
  13. by   HAPPYNPROUD
    1st born, single mother (schizophrenic), father alcoholic