On episode 233 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career podcast, Nurse Keith interviews Kelley Johnson, RN, BSN, a nurse who was also the Miss America contestant whose 2016 beauty pageant monologue about being a nurse caused an international firestorm when Joy Behar and the other hosts of morning talk show “The View” belittled her for wearing “a doctor’s stethoscope”. Kelley is also the Chief Nursing Advocate at Wanderly.us, “the Kayak of travel nurse recruitment platforms”.

Discovering the need for innovation in healthcare staffing, Wanderly is creating a transparent marketplace for the healthcare staffing industry using blockchain, big data, and machine learning. They employ these technologies to bring travel healthcare professionals and agencies together faster in an ecosystem predicated on enabling meaningful connections for everybody involved. They challenge the status quo and are committed to continually improve Wanderly.

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 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 and #ShowMeYourStethoscope campaigns that ignited across America.

Ms. Johnson graduated Summa Cum Laude from the nursing school at Grand View University, where she was also Valedictorian. She is currently enrolled in a nursing doctoral program and will graduate 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 and radio programs, as well as over 70 speaking engagements across our country where Kelley has consistently represented and advocated for the profession of nursing on a national level. 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. She is also the host of Wanderly’s nursing podcast.

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Nurse KeithIn case you didn’t already know, Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, keynote and motivational speaker, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram—as well as at NurseKeith.com. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife, the therapeutic story coach, group facilitator, and writer, Mary Rives, and their remarkably adorable and intelligent cat, George.
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