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Ex-nursing student Nichole Rolfe sues college, claims vaccination dispute

An ex-nursing student is suing Baker College after

An ex-nursing student is suing Baker College after she says was kicked out of the nursing program for objecting to instruction that she claims involved coercing patients into getting vaccinations. Photo Credit: AP

A woman is suing Flint, Michigan's Baker College after she says she was kicked out of the nursing program for objecting to instruction that she claims involved coercing patients into getting vaccinations, according to a story on mlive.com.

Nichole Rolfe, 35, of Henderson, Michigan, filed the suit on April 6, 2015 in Genesee Circuit Court.

Rolfe claims she questioned the ethics of scaring patients into getting vaccinations and was subsequently dismissed from the program on October 13, 2013.

Rolfe, who is suing the school for $25,000, said she was only 20 weeks away from graduating.

In an interview with mlive.com, she says she was instructed on giving false statements to patients that refusing vaccination would affect their insurance benefits.

The mlive.com story says that the dismissal contract from the school says she was kicked out of the program because she had “persistent, aggressive, oppositional behavior” toward instructors. 

“I was asking questions that a nursing student should ask,” Rolfe told mlive.com. “This goes against the patient’s rights to informed consent… it’s our job to build trust with the family and patient. We are to educate the patient.”

The school declined to comment on any pending litigation.

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