A Miss America Contestant Tells Why She Became a Nurse and It Will Warm Your Heart

Miss America 2016 Contestant Kelley Johnson's Touching Story of Why She Became a Nurse.

During the second night of preliminaries in Atlantic City, Miss America 2016 contestants were asked to display their talents. During the talent competition, one contestant stunned everyone when she walked out in nursing scrubs. Kelley Johnson, who was crowned Miss Colorado 2015, is a nurse and she explained one of the reasons why she became a health professional.

She began her monologue by saying, “Every nurse has a patient that reminds them of why they became a nurse in the first place. Mine was Joe,” and she explains that Joe was an elderly Alzheimer’s patient that inspired her.

Watch Miss America 2016 contestant Kelley Johnson skip the song and dance and talk about nursing instead…


Nurses are some of the hardest working people in the country and they are the backbone of the health system. Please share this inspiring monologue by Miss Colorado with your friends and family.

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