Brand Ambassador – Nurse Kelley

Nurse Kelley Johnson – RN, BSN, Doctoral Candidate, USSI Brand Ambassador, Miss Colorado 2015, Miss America 2016 2nd Runner-Up, Model, Host, & Blogger.

When she was competing for Miss America, Kelley chose a nursing monologue as her talent. She performed the monologue in scrubs and a stethoscope. The nursing monologue ending up drawing national attention to nursing sparking the #NursesUnite campaign. Now, Nurse Kelley spends her time publicly speaking about the nursing profession and serving various nursing communities through direct care, advocacy, and education.

Her year as Miss Colorado included appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, E News, and speaking engagements across our country. Kelley is a volunteer at many organizations, including multiple Children’s Hospitals. Currently, Nurse Kelley lives and works out of Los Angeles as the Brand Ambassador for USSI and will be traveling through us soon. Kelley is a Bachelor’s prepared Registered Nurse who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Nursing School at Grand View University, where she was also valedictorian. Kelley’s authenticity, genuine care and compassion for the nursing profession, and her natural embodiment of USSI’s core values (Honesty | Integrity | Transparency), made this partnership instinctive. As our USSI Brand Ambassador, Kelley aims to transform the view of the nursing industry by supporting, engaging, and generating an encouraging and inspiring platform for the nursing community.

“If I were to ever win Miss Colorado or Miss America, I would want to win being authentically myself. And to my core, I’m a Nurse.” – Nurse Kelley on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. nurse kelley - USSI Brand ambassador

What is she up to now?

Nurse Kelley is very active in the nursing community. She has given over 35 professional keynote speeches at various nursing conventions, graduation ceremonies, and nursing student convocations. She is living in Los Angeles, CA but travels often to meet nurses around the country. She advocates for the nursing profession through her speeches, television appearances, radio appearances, and professional organization involvement. She is an avid model, host, and blogger. Nurse Kelley continues to work with scrub companies, healthcare companies, television, and the pageant community as a former Miss Colorado 2015 to further nurse advocacy. Her commitment to USSI is extensive, and she spends the majority of her time working with the team to improve the travel nursing industry with us.


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