Kelley Johnson, BSN RNChief Nurse Advocate

Kelley Johnson is a Registered Nurse, nursing advocate, public speaker, and the most recent former Miss California USA. Previously, she represented the Miss Colorado Organization across the nation as Miss Colorado 2015. Kelley competed for the title of Miss America 2016 and was awarded the second runner up, and she was recently Top 10 at Miss USA 2018. Kelley is remembered for her nursing monologue performance in 2015 that led to the famous "Doctor's Stethoscope" comment on the television show The View and the #NursesUnite campaign ignited across America.

Kelley graduated Summa Cum Laude from Nursing School at Grand View University, where she was also Valedictorian. She is also in Doctorate school graduating in 2020. The past three years for Nurse Kelley have included appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, E News, Inside Edition, and various other television, radio, and over 70 speaking engagements across our country where Kelley has consistently represented and advocated for the profession of nursing on a national level. Currently, Kelley lives and works out of Los Angeles as the Chief Nurse Advocate for Wanderly, a travel nursing technology company. Kelley is also the National Spokeswoman for various nursing and uniform companies and continues to host and emcee television shows and pageants across America.

Closing Keynote: Why We Chose Nursing and How Nursing Continues to Choose Us (104)
Los Angeles, California