3 weeks into nsg program, he wants to quit... - page 4

I don't know what to do...my son is 3 weeks into the nursing program at Gordon College, and wants to quit...He's not yet 20, got into the program on the 1st attempt (i've heard of folks on the wait... Read More

  1. by   ann945n
    Warcraft is a HORRIBLE time sucker. My husbands brother spends all day on that game and doesnt do much with his life. My husband likes the game as well but we set rules about him playing it since he was neglecting our relationship (which has improved 100 percent thank god). If I was you I would pull the plug on his internet use. Take it out of his room, if he needs the internet let him use your computer that (hopefully) isnt loaded with that game (that is Im asuming he lives with you) I hate that game... it sucks young men lives from them.....
  2. by   RNMeg
    I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned this..but as a young person, I can relate to your son, especially in the World of Warcraft area. I've seen lots of young people (guys especially) get sucked in..that game is addictive, like lots of other massively multiplayer online RPGs. You might consider getting him some help to break the habit if he's unable or unwilling to do it himself. The fact that he gets defensive when you mention the game is sort of a red flag.
  3. by   rn/writer
    Note to posters:

    The original message was posted in September of 2005. Message #39 in this thread is an update from the OP posted May 30, 2007. Please take this into account when posting. Thanks.
  4. by   msdobson
    Quote from rn/writer
    Note to posters:

    The original message was posted in September of 2005. Message #39 in this thread is an update from the OP posted May 30, 2007. Please take this into account when posting. Thanks.

    Notice how I had TWICE put my foot in my mouth before noticing the time stamp. :imbar
  5. by   rn/writer
    Quote from msdobson
    Notice how I had TWICE put my foot in my mouth before noticing the time stamp. :imbar
    No problem. Happens all the time. I just thought I'd draw attention to the dates so folks don't get too worried about a situation that has arrived at what sounds like a happy ending.
  6. by   aerorunner80
    Hmmmmmmmmmmm........ are you sure this is what he wants and not what you want for him?

    I ask this because my first time around in college, I did what my family wanted me to do and not want I wanted to do so I didn't apply myself and they kept shoving the same things at me that you are at your son. Once I grew up and got to know myself away from my family, I found what I want and have been very successful at it.
  7. by   Crux1024
    Quote from MegRN2B
    I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned this..but as a young person, I can relate to your son, especially in the World of Warcraft area. I've seen lots of young people (guys especially) get sucked in..that game is addictive, like lots of other massively multiplayer online RPGs. You might consider getting him some help to break the habit if he's unable or unwilling to do it himself. The fact that he gets defensive when you mention the game is sort of a red flag.

    I LOVE WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Play when I can, wish I could do it more). I can see why anyone gets addicted, sad but true. Some people would rather live their lives on the computer than in real life....
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from AtlantaRN
    Update: son dropped out of nursing school, took a summer off (i thought that was gonna kill me)....anywhoo, now is in an apprenticship program for A & P with airplanes (airframe and powerplant). 18month program and he's happy as a clam. and I haven't heard "it isn't fair" for over a year now!

    linda
    Whew! Good news.

    I have a 22 y.o. who is still searching . . . .worked in the woods on a skidder making good money but now is thinking about college.

    The 24 y.o. graduated with a BS in Political Science and History. He is in Ireland right now on a mission trip.

    Fortunately none of my kids play any of those weird war games . . . don't even know the names of them.

    steph
  9. by   Thedreamer
    Dear god what ever you do, make him quit that game!!!!

    It IS an addiction. I know, I played that kind of game a few years back. I didnt think it was a problem until my partner pointed out that I spent more time playing a stupid game then I did on anything else. Once I quit I realized how addicted I had been. I hope that you can somehow get him to see what he is doing to himself and how he might ruin his future before it is too late!

    Worse comes to worse his PC can find itself having a very "unfortunate" accident by falling into the pool after catching fire mysteriously. *cough*
  10. by   JeanBuck
    Nursing School is very challenging yet it is doable. Take your time and study, study, study and when you get some rest guess what study some more. Because there is light at the end of the nursing tunnell. And with the help from the Lord above all things are possible.
  11. by   msdobson
    Guys, this thread is over 2 years old now....
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from msdobson
    Guys, this thread is over 2 years old now....
    We know . . .

    steph
  13. by   2008BSNGRAD
    i've got to tell ya ...

    i'm 42 and just graduated nursing school. i have had a previous career for over 20 years with other bachelor degrees. i know that if i had started nursing school when i was 18, i would have been doing what your son is doing. you have to want to be a nurse. my trials and tribulations lead me to nursing after all these years and i know this is for me. as an 18 year old i could have gotten the grades, but probably would have not wanted to spend time to really understand what nursing is all about.

    he's got to find his path or if pushed a certain way he may go thru with school and end up never practicing....it would all be a waste.

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