Ep 98: Why Nurses Make Effective Elected Officials at Every Level of Government
Politics carry a connotation that’s gotten worse in recent years, but that’s why it’s even more important for nurses to be a part of the decision-making process. As we continue lobbying on this podcast for activism and involvement, we brought on a guest that took that leap nearly 15 years ago. NC House Representative Gale Adcock, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, will explain why nurses are so effective in leadership roles and why this topic is so important in 2020.
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What we discuss today:
2:40 – Welcome in our guest, Rep. Gale Adcock. Some background on her
3:43 – Why this topic today is important
5:24 – Ways to get involved without running for office.
6:50 – Don’t be intimidated by your legislators
10:38 – Political Action Committees
19:30 – When she ran for Town Council
24:10 – What helped her win
28:13 – Why don’t more nurses run?
31:40 – What have you liked and disliked about serving?
36:44 – When people get to know you as a person, things change.