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Jumping Out of a Perfectly Good Airplane

Published:September 14, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2022.08.010
      I’m a late bloomer. I married at 37 and had children at 39 and 41. I completed campaign school at 52 and won my first election 18 months later. At 60, I defeated an incumbent 20 years my junior in a tight race for the state House of Representative. I was 3 weeks shy of 61 when I was sworn in as the first advanced practice registered nurse elected to the North Carolina legislature.
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      Biography

      Gale Adcock, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN is serving her 4th term in the NC House of Representatives. Representative Adcock can be reached at [email protected] .