Bedside Manners Ep 6 – From Miss America to Uniting Nurses – Kelley Johnson

Bedside Manners Ep 6 – From Miss America to Uniting Nurses – Kelley Johnson

In this episode we talk with Kelley Johnson about her Miss America experience, uniting nurses through #NursesUnite and “Show Me Your Stethoscope” movements, travel nursing, her role as Chief Nursing Advocate for Wanderly, and so much more!

Find Kelley at

Instagram: @realnursekelley


About Kelley Johnson

Kelley Johnson represented the Miss Colorado Organization and the nursing profession as Miss Colorado 2015. Kelley also competed for the title of Miss America 2016 and was awarded second runner up.

Through her participation in the Miss America program and performing her nursing monologue for the talent portion in scrubs and a stethoscope, Nurse Kelley drew national attention to nursing sparking the #NursesUnite campaign. Nurse Kelley was flooded with “Show Me Your Stethoscope” pictures from nurses across the nation celebrating the newfound enthusiasm ignited within the profession.

Her year as Miss Colorado included appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, E News, Fox News, and keynote speaking engagements across our country. Nurse Kelley is a volunteer at many organizations, including Children’s Hospital Colorado and various service clubs.

Now, Nurse Kelley spends her time publicly speaking about the nursing profession, appearing as Nurse Kelley, writing her own book, designing Nurse Kelley healthcare apparel, and serving various nursing communities through direct care, advocacy, and education.

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