Name: Gale Adcock
District: 41 (Wake)
In office since: 2015
Key Committees: Appropriations; Appropriations – Health & Human Services; Commerce; Health; Regulatory Reform; Rules, Calendar, & Operations of the House
Previous career: Family nurse practitioner
FEATURED BILL: ADD SCHOOL NURSES FOR HEALTHIER STUDENTS
More than half of school nurses in North Carolina serve at least two schools at a time, with some serving as many as five.
That’s why Rep. Adcock, along with her colleagues, Reps. Lambeth, Gill, and Farkas, introduced the Add School Nurses for Healthier Students bill last March.
The bill would require that every public, charter, regional, and laboratory school in the state is staffed with at least one full-time, permanent nurse. The bill also appropriates $102 million a year to help fund these positions.
School nurses, 98% of whom are women, play a critical role in our communities. Ensuring that every school has a full-time nurse means healthier, happier, and more successful students.