Tarrant County College’s Nursing Division, in collaboration with Texas A&M University School of Law and Magna Legal Services, will host its first virtual mock trial for nurses and nursing students on Friday, October 9. Lawyers and law students interested in health law are encouraged to attend as well.
Originally planned as an in-person event, the mock trial is designed to help students understand healthcare workers’ legal responsibilities, malpractice cases and other legal implications of the nursing practice. Now, this live event will use a virtual platform supplied by Magna Legal Services.
Jim Mullen (R.N., J.D.) will play the nurse on trial, prosecuted by Colleen Carboy, R.N., J.D. and defended by Kathleen Kearney, R.N., J.D. Expert witnesses include Nancy Roper Wilson, R.N., J.D. and Patricia Blair, R.N., J.D. Justice Lee Gabriel will preside over the trial.
“The mock trial is a unique and innovative educational opportunity for Tarrant County College nursing students and faculty to get exposure to the legal world,” said Tetsuya Umebayashi, dean of nursing at Tarrant County College. “This experience will help our students after graduation, when they are working in the medical field. We are fortunate to collaborate with the Texas A & M Law School and community lawyers to provide the real-world experience that will benefit all the students involved.”
The virtual event is Friday, October 9, from 9 am to 2 pm. Space is limited; early registration is suggested at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JP8X76V
Tarrant County College has the only associate degree program in nursing across Tarrant County and one of only three in the Dallas-Fort Worth region accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). To learn more about the nursing program at TCC, visit tccd.edu/nursing.