Michigan college settles in nursing student's lawsuit

Posted at 2:44 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 14:44:42-04

A Michigan college has been ordered to pay a woman's nursing school tuition after she was dismissed for questioning lessons she says taught students to scare patients into vaccinations.

The Flint Journal reports that Nichole Rolfe was awarded about $15,000 on Tuesday in a lawsuit against Baker College.

Rolfe sued the college in 2015, saying an instructor at the school's Owosso campus told students to threaten and panic patients into immunization. She says another instructor talked about misinforming new fathers on getting vaccinated for whooping cough before seeing newborns.

Rolfe says she was kicked out of the program after questioning both instructors. The school says Rolfe was removed because she was overly aggressive.

An attorney for the college says Baker is "very pleased with the settlement."