20 Interesting Facts About Kelley Johnson

Kelley Johnson Miss Colorado 2015 at the Miss America Pageant

Breaking news! Exciting, incredible news!

Kelley Johnson, registered nurse and Miss Colorado 2015 and 2nd runner up to Miss America will be here at our Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this week!

Arguably the most recognizable face in nursing today, Kelley brought national attention to nurses everywhere. We are over the moon excited to spend time with Kelley! We were blown away by her monologue at the Miss America pageant and we share Kelley’s sentiment that nursing is all about loving and caring for patients. Nurses go ALL out for their patients!

Here’s some insight into Kelley’s World:

  1. Kelley was born in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  2. Kelley graduated Summa Cum Laude from Nursing School at Grand View University, where she was also a collegiate athlete and valedictorian.
  3. She hopes to obtain a Doctorate in Nursing Practice.
  4. Kelley is 6’ 1” Tall. (WOW!)
  5. She has 2 older sisters.
  6. Kelley used to be a volley ball player.
  7. While a student at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, Johnson won the Miss Liberty 2014 title.
  8. She wanted to be Miss Colorado since she was a little girl. (Dreams do come true!)
  9. Johnson was crowned Miss Northern Colorado 2015 and went on to be crowned Miss Colorado 2015.
  10. At the Miss America Pageant in September 2015, in the interview portion, she was asked what woman should appear on the ten-dollar bill and answered “Ellen Degeneres.”
  11. She chose to do the monologue for her talent portion for Miss America because she wanted to showcase her talent as a nurse and give nurses a voice as many people do not understand the range of what they do.
  12. Kelley is passionate about supporting organizations like Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Boys and Girls clubs and Junior League.
  13. She loves kids and helping them out!
  14. Kelley’s year as Miss Colorado has included appearances on the Ellen Show, Dr. Oz, The Doctors and speaking engagements across our country.
  15. As Miss Colorado, she is goodwill ambassador.
  16. Chocolate is her favorite ice-cream.
  17. Does she love animals? Yes! She is an Animal Lover Advocate – She just got a French Bulldog by the cute name of Kru yesterday!
  18. Favorite Movie and Song? Sweet Home Alabama and Neon Moon by Brooks & Dunn.
  19. As Miss Colorado, she has visited 10 different states in the last 30 days!
  20. She hates Cilantro and she loves Pickles!

Stay tuned for pics and behind the scenes with Kelley on our social media channels and Blog.

 What inspires you about Kelley?

What do you want to Ask Kelley Johnson, Registered Nurse and Miss Colorado 2015?

What do you want to ask Kelley Johnson Miss Colorado 2015

It didn’t take a stethoscope for us to hear you when you rallied behind Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson. But now we’re giving Kelley a chance to hear you, too.

Leave your questions for her in the comments, and she’ll answer them when she joins us for a special photo shoot and Q&A session later this month.

Send your comments by 5:00pm EST Friday, November 13th for a chance to participate in our discussion.

Uniform Advantage partners with Animal Cancer Foundation to help find a cure for pet cancer

Uniform Advantage partners with Animal Cancer Foundation to help find a cure to pet cancer

Uniform Advantage has partnered with the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) and is donating $1 from the sale of each “Good Dog Black” scrub print towards fighting animal cancer. The total donation will amount to over $1,600.

Our pets are our family! We love our dogs and cats and when they get sick, we want to get the best care and treatments for them. We, at UA, did not realize that so many pets are suffering with cancer just like humans at astounding rates! Dogs and cats have a much shorter life span than humans, about 10-12 years for dogs and 10-14 years for cats. As they get older, they are more susceptible to cancer and the need for a cure to give their remaining years peace and joy is even greater. This is why comparative oncology, the comparison of cancer across humans and other species has grown tremendously over the last 10 years. The value of the knowledge and data that has come out of these studies are making headlines in the world of animal and human cancer to further find a cure.

ACF’s purpose is to find a cure for cancer by funding research in and increasing public awareness of comparative oncology, the study of naturally occurring cancers in humans and companion animals to find cures for both. ACF does NOT fund research that induces cancer in companion animals.

According to ACF, “pets are diagnosed with cancer at an alarming rate, with up to 60% of many breeds developing cancer in their lifetime. Cancer is also one of the most common causes of death in people. The most common cancers in our pets – lymphoma, bone cancer, breast cancer, bladder tumors, leukemia, brain tumors and sarcomas – are also very common in people, particularly in children.

The National Cancer Institute – Comparative Oncology Program estimates approximately 6 million dogs and an equal number of cats will be diagnosed with cancer. Recent studies suggest that there are approximately 70,000,000 pets in the United States, of which one in 4 dogs and one in 5 cats will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. If one extrapolates the numbers, one might conclude that as many as 35,000,000 pets will be affected by some form of cancer. Therefore, a new treatment modality could have the potential to impact all of those pet’s lives, as well as have broad implications and impact on human cancer treatment development.”

We are excited to partner with Animal Cancer Foundation and help find a cure for our furry pets!

About Animal Cancer Foundation

Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding novel treatment therapies and eventual cures for cancer by funding research in and increasing public awareness of comparative oncology, the study of naturally occurring cancers in pets and people to benefit both. Founded by Gerald S. Post, DVM, MEM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) in October 1999, Animal Cancer Foundation is based in Norwalk, CT. ACF Comparative Oncology Grant Awards focus on investigations of research that expand current or create novel research models with an emphasis on near-term veterinary and human patient benefit and/or results that justify more significant funding from government or other biomedical research organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.acfoundation.org/.

Let’s help spread awareness about pet cancer by spreading this hashtag #curepetcancer.

Uniform Advantage gives back with its No More Bullying White Print

Stomp out bullying with Uniform Advantage's No More Bullying White scrub print

It does not matter what race you are, what ethnicity you are, what background you come from being upper, middle or lower class, what neighborhood you live in….it does not matter! Bullying sees no borders and only victims that it can prey upon to give itself more power.

Bullying occurs when an individual or group repetitively attempts to harm someone who appears weaker to them. It involves name calling, teasing, taunting and even hitting. When the attacks are indirect, rumors may be spread to reject that person. There are serious long-term effects if this is not addressed quickly like suicide and mental and emotional pain.

Here are some alarming facts per Stop Bullying Now Foundation Inc. showing the overall outlook of the long term effects of bullying upon a society:

  1. 60% of middle school students say that they have been bullied, while 16% of staff believes that students are bullied.
  2. 160,000 students stay home from school every day due to bullying. (NEA)
  3. A bully is 6 times more likely to be incarcerated by the age of 24.
  4. A bully is 5 times more likely to have a serious criminal record when he grows up.
  5. 2/3 of students who are targets become bullies.
  6. 20% of all children say they have been bullied.
  7. 20% of high school students say they have seriously considered suicide within the last 12 months.
  8. 25% of students say that teachers intervened in bullying incidents while 71% of teachers say they intervened.
  9. The average child has watched 8,000 televised murders and 100,000 acts of violence before finishing elementary school.
  10. In schools where there are anti-bullying programs, bullying is reduced by 50%.
  11. Bullying was a factor in 2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the US Secret Service.
  12. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety Health (NIOSH) (Sauter, et al.,1990), there is a loss of employment amounting to $19 billion and a drop in productivity of $3 billion due to workplace bullying.
  13. Law enforcement costs related to bullying are enormous.  Since 1999, the Office on Violence against Women (OVW) has spent $98 million in assistance to address campus sexual violence.

Due to this rising epidemic, Uniform Advantage designed a scrub print to help spread awareness and help engage people in discussions to pay more attention to this serious trend. We partnered with Stop Bullying Now Foundation Inc this Fall 2015 and will be donating $1 from the sale of each “No More Bullying White” scrub prints towards education about bullying and fighting this epidemic growing in schools. The total donation will amount to over $3,000.

Uniform Advantage partners with the Stop Bullying Now Foundation Inc this Fall 2015

About Stop Bullying Now Foundation Inc.

Bullying among children K-12 is now considered the number one death which affects over 22 million children per year (one in four children). Lowell Levine, CEO and Founder of the Stop Bullying Now Foundation started this organization in 2012 to start contributing to putting an end to this epidemic by helping both the bullies and the children being bullied through awareness, counseling, life skills training, open communication and all creative outlets. To accomplish this vision, they provide access to Professional Speakers and Mental Health Counselors from surrounding communities. 100% of the money they raise from all donations/support goes directly to “Educate Bullying Awareness.”

This month is National Bullying Prevention Month. Let’s spread awareness, be alert to the warning signs and show more kindness to being about serious change!

Sophie’s Must-Haves for Every Medical Professional’s Winter Wardrobe

Sophie's Picks - Uniform Advantage's in house Fashion Guru - Winter Trends

Winter Season is that season where fashion shows off its cool side and classic colors and prints take on a different twist. Our solid colors and scrub prints display a different type of energy that is comfy, ultra-feminine…making YOU, all of our scrub wearing professionals ready to take on this new season in full force!

Check out our beloved Sophie and in-house guru outlining her hot picks below…

Trend #1 – Holiday Hoot

The Holidays always bring happy memories and festive times. It’s a time where families and friends hang out a lot more and also a time where medical professionals take turns and stay in to work on the Holidays. As your co-workers are your extended family, why not get festive in the office by what you wear?? Animal Prints are always popular and never fades away. Our UA Holiday Hoot top displays this trend nicely with an owl print. This print is feminine and fun and exudes an alluring charm that we ladies can’t resist!

We offer three different styles of scrub tops (2 mock wrap tops and 1 5 pocket rounded V-neck top) that you can mix and match in red, black and silver coordinating pants.

Trend #2 – Seeing Stripes

Stripes are all the rage this year and the combination of silver, black and white colors always present a classy look. Nurses, Dental Assistants, Veterinary Technicians are going to go ga-ga over this print especially as it has a nice touch of bling! Our Scrub top has a Y Neck and a two rhinestone button closure. This stripe print is stunning and perfect for the Fall 2015/Winter 2016 seasons!

Trend #3 – Sparkling Silver

Silver is the new craze at Uniform Advantage! It is a classic, cool yet modern and sleek color that complements every skin tone. Silver offers a luxurious tone and is a great color to mix and match with any other color as it brightens them up and makes them pop!

Trend #4 – Red Hot Winter

Red looks great on women and men! It is a universal color that can be worn throughout the year and never goes out of style! The color red is a versatile color that evokes energy and courage and immediately draws attention to the wearer. Our cosmic snowflakes print is perfect for the Fall 2015/Winter 2016 seasons and provides another great option to show your style in the office!

Trends #5 & 6 – Top Off Your Look

The best part of any scrub look is accessorizing! Featured is our Cosmic Snowflakes surgical cap that complements trend #4 and a black Littmann stethoscope that is a must-have and completes every medical professional’s look.

Uniform Advantage In House Fashion Guru - Sophie's Picks Winter 2016 Trends

Which style is exciting you right now and why?


Uniform Advantage partners with Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Uniform Advantage partners with Living Beyond Breast CancerThis Fall, we are excited to partner with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) and donate proceeds from 2 of our breast cancer cause awareness scrubs, Celebrate Pink Black and Wild and Pink Black prints. We will be joining our sister brand, ChefUniforms.com in making a donation, over $5,000 in total towards the fight against breast cancer!

LBBC’s mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and be a community of support because no one should have to go through any stage of breast cancer alone. They help anyone diagnosed with breast cancer: from being newly diagnosed, in treatment, living with advanced breast cancer or in recovery and even loved ones of those impacted by this disease. They offer a holistic approach to getting people informed and taken care of.

People are always ready to help and go all out in October. They wear pink, not only because it is a hot color but it looks good on everyone, female and males! But after reading one of LBBC’s blogs by one of their bloggers, Beth Caldwell speaking about October 13th being Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, we wanted to help educate and help people to donate more to this type of cancer.

She was passionate and spoke of what someone who is diagnosed with this type of cancer goes through.

Did you know it is vastly underfunded?

Sometimes you take it for granted that through the excitement from all the fundraising efforts in finding a cure for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, that you don’t think that this is a daily reminder of their personal struggle with this disease. It is a rough month for thousands of people and their families. According to Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, Metastatic Breast Cancer is stage IV and represents 6-10% of new breast cancer cases and is deadly! There is no cure! The number of people living with this type of cancer in the US is estimated to be over 155,000 and the average survival time is 3 years. Unfortunately, funding dollars towards metastatic research is less than 5%.

With stats like that, let’s help spread the word about this brutal cancer and donate more dollars to help people affected by it.

Read Beth Caldwell’s personal experience titled Pink to Black on LBBC’s Blog. It was real and heartfelt.

About Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Uniform Advantage partners with Living Beyond Breast Cancer


Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is a nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where no one impacted by breast cancer feels uninformed or alone. To strive toward reaching that vision, LBBC’s mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. LBBC addresses the current needs of people affected by breast cancer, whether they are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recovery or living with a history of or managing a metastatic form of the disease. Resources are developed in collaboration with the nation’s leading oncologists, health professionals and ally organizations and are delivered by people who understand the physical and emotional complexities of breast cancer. LBBC offers its programs and services in a variety of printed and digital formats. For more information, visit them at lbbc.org. Uniform Advantage has partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer in Fall 2015 and will be donating $1 from the sale of each “Wild and Pink Black” and “Celebrate Pink Black” scrub prints towards the fight against breast cancer. The total donation will amount to over $5,000. For more information, please visit http://www.lbbc.org.

We look forward to your support today!

Fall ’15 Fashion Scrub Trends with Sophie

Sophie's Picks - Uniform Advantage's in house Fashion GuruFall is everyone’s favorite season!

The air is crispier, the leaves are changing and it’s pumpkin everything season!

Not to mention, it is that time of year where women are excited to wear and accessorize the latest Fall Fashion in their everyday lives from work to hanging out, to partying to running errands.

This Fall 2015, there are 4 trends that will make you that girl every medical professional wants to dress like at your office!

Trends #1 & 2 – Show Your Stripes and ColorFall

Prints are the rage in all shapes and layouts in bold and bright colors! Navy is also very huge this Fall! Our Wild Skin Navy Scrub top, Style # UA864WN and Madly In Love Navy Fashion Scrub Top, Style # STN868MN, depicts these 2 hot trends in beautiful shades of Turquoise, Navy, Grey Stone, Go Green, Berry and Purple. These tops are flattering to any body shape and will definitely create a statement in your office! Navy Blue and Turquoise pants in Style # UA32C and/or Style # UA56C will match perfectly with the Wild Skin Navy top. Add a Berry Kiss shade to these wardrobe ideas to also complement the Madly In Love Navy Fashion Top. Our Women’s Long Sleeve Tee, Style # KN596 in Navy is perfect for layering.

Trend #3 – A New Hue

Rich jewel tones are always the rave in Fall Fashion in shades of purple, wine, red, magenta, emerald, teal and gold. Berry Burst is the perfect shade to add warmth and color to this season! Our Butter-Soft Scrubs by UA™ Short Sleeve 4-Pocket Top w/ Zipper Trim and coordinating pants will help you create a sharp, professional look that stands out.

Trend #4 – Winter Florals

Floral prints are a big hit as they add versatility with coordinating solid colors to create many stylish looks in your wardrobe. It adds textures and accents that every medical professional will have fun accessorizing. There is something about nature that just inspires you and gives hope for better things to come! UA offers many designs in different colors and styles that is the perfect choice just for you. Click here to see our floral scrub print collection.

Trends #5 & 6 – Accessorize…Accessorize…Accessorize!

Sophie's Picks - Fall 2015 Trends for medical professionals

Are you in an adventurous mood to try all? Or which trend do you like the most and why?