Nichole Rolfe, formerly Nichole Bruff, was a nursing student at Baker College in Michigan who dreamt of being a nurse practitioner of midwifery before the nursing department’s director dismissed her–shortly before she was to graduate–after Rolfe questioned instructors who were teaching students to lie to patient’s in order to coerce them into getting vaccinated.
In an oral decision from the bench, Judge Joseph Farah denied the motions concluding that none of the arguments warrant dismissal or the placing of limitations on the case. The decision now permits the case to go before a Genesee County jury.
“The Circuit Court’s decision permits jurors to actually hear what Baker College actually did and what their instructors are teaching future Michigan nurses, the very nurses who will be caring for patients in their weakest physical condition,” states Philip L. Ellison, attorney for Rolfe. “Nurses need to obey the patient’s directives, not threaten or lie.”
Also at the hearing, Baker College additionally sought to preclude the release of certain emails between the nursing department’s director and an instructor about the case, and to prevent the last deposition of a key witness, another former nursing student. The judge denied both of Baker’s requests. READ MORE…