Public Invited to Hear Former Miss Colorado and Nationally Recognized Nurse Kelley Johnson

Morgantown, WV (June 28, 2017) – Former Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson made headlines for her powerful monologue in the 2016 Miss America pageant. Ms. Johnson, a registered nurse, will be presenting, “I’m More Than Just a Nurse” on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, WV. 

Ms. Johnson became a celebrity when she delivered her monologue focusing on why she became a nurse during the talent portion of the Miss America Pageant, which earned her second runner-up. The video of her speech has more than five million hits on YouTube. She has appeared on ‘Dr. Oz,’ ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’  ‘Inside Edition,’ ‘E! News,’ and ‘The Doctors’ to shine the light on the nursing profession. Johnson is an advocate and voice for the nursing profession so people know the value of what they do and the importance of their role in all health care settings.

“As a nurse of over thirty years, I know the importance of being reminded of the difference we make in the lives of our patients we touch every day. It’s very exciting to bring our nursing community together to celebrate and lift each other up in the work we do, and I encourage area nurses to plan to attend and be inspired,” said Ms. Malene Davis RN, MBA, MSN CHPN, President and CEO for Capital Caring and West Virginia Caring and Chair of the WVU Alumni Association.

Capital Caring/West Virginia Caring and the WVU School of Nursing are co-sponsoring this free event. It will be a great opportunity to network with other nurses and light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Michael Beto at or by calling 304-599-4200 before Monday, July 10, 2017.