Most RN's first borns? - page 5
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
Nov 29, '06Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Psych ; From: PA, US ; Joined: Nov '05; Posts: 52; Likes: 4(male) First born oldest of 8, very dysfunctional family, alcoholism and mental illness.
Nov 29, '06Occupation: FNP Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 1,834; Likes: 263Quote from lizzOMG!
First born, alcoholic father AND mother.
Although I'm not an RN yet ... a couple of months to go.
Look at all the first borns on this thread ... wow.
Think of all the first borns you would see in ANY profession. They all have to do something. And look at how many arent first borns (and consider those who are and aren't that didn't respond). It's a craps shoot, IMO.
Nov 29, '06Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,771; Likes: 16,375OH now that is scary; first born female h ere with extensive line of very high-functioning alcoholics, including both parents and some grandparents.....and product of dysfunctional family with whom I have little to no contact.Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Nov 29, '06
Nov 30, '06Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 4,389; Likes: 153Quote from RN4NICUGood point. Still ... look at the number of first borns with alcoholic parents ...Think of all the first borns you would see in ANY profession.
Nov 30, '06Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 4,389; Likes: 153Quote from SmilingBluEyesGlad I'm not the only one who doesn't have much contact.OH now that is scary; first born female h ere with extensive line of very high-functioning alcoholics, including both parents and some grandparents.....and product of dysfunctional family with whom I have little to no contact.
I only feel bad about it this time of the year when it's the holidays ... and all you hear about is family, family, family ...
Oh well ... hubby is my real family.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Nov 30, '06
Dec 1, '06Joined: Nov '05; Posts: 574; Likes: 445First born, but second oldest. (My parents adopted my sister in Iran while in the Peace Corps) No alcoholism, but dysfunction.
Dec 2, '06Occupation: Retired Specialty: 38 year(s) of experience in Women's health & post-partum ; From: OR, US ; Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 567; Likes: 176Fourth of five (but the only girl), no ETOH. My RN mother was #2, My 2 RN cousins were both the oldest in their families.
Dec 2, '06Occupation: RN, Cardiac Step Down/Tele Unit Specialty: Cardiac ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 281; Likes: 18Only child, alcoholic father. Interesting theory. My mom is a nurse and she was the middle child with both parents alcoholic.
Dec 2, '06Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 23I am the first born, both my mother and father are alcoholics.
Dec 3, '06Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 83; Likes: 1I am a newbie who is planning on going to LPN school next year so I apologize if I am asking an obvious question.
What does ETOH mean?
P.S. I'm first born in a somewhat dysfunctional family... mom was the daughter of an alcoholic father and she was still dealing with it when I was growing up. Her entire universe was her kids, disproportionately so, to the point that she didn't have friends or outside activities of her own.
Feeling a little guilty for triggering the empty nest syndrome after I went off to college, I somewhat took on the emotional and financial caretaker role for her when I got into my 20s. I moved back to my hometown to be closer to her. I don't really regret it though because she ended up dying of cancer when I was 30. When I look back I am thankful that I stayed close by her side and stayed close friends with her during the few years we had left. After she died I moved away and started to carve out my own path.
Very thought provoking thread...I still miss my mom so much sometimes, I try not to think about it. I think I'd be grateful if I could be burdened with the caretaking role again if it meant having her back. So I guess that fits right into this whole theory.
Dec 3, '06Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Psych ; From: PA, US ; Joined: Nov '05; Posts: 52; Likes: 4ETOH = Alcohol
Dec 3, '06Occupation: Tele/Cardiac Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Cardiac, ER ; Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 34; Likes: 1#3.
Dec 3, '06Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 54; Likes: 10I was told a long time ago that the complete opposite is true. First borns are rarely nurses, however a lot of physicians are first born children. The explanation was that this is due to the authority of a first born child, and the subserviant nature of following children.