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?

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?


How can Medical Uniforms contribute to a Hospital Brand’s bottom-line?

How can Medical Uniforms contribute to a Hospital Brand's Bottom Line - Uniform Advantage Group Order Program1st impressions last.

Patients are a hospital’s customers.

When hospitals put their patients first, they become very happy customers.

Very happy customers pay and come back.

Very happy customers will send in more referrals.

Health care systems around the world have been moving from a supply-driven model to a value-based healthcare model. Why? Because healthcare costs are increasing and profit margins are getting lower as a result of only focusing on patient volumes and profitability of services offered. The patient-centered model dedicated to patient’s needs is currently transforming health-delivery organizations in all areas of operational efficiency and growing market share.

In putting patients first, a hospital must take into account their brand starting with the professional image of their nursing and doctor staff. As frontline employees, when nurses invest in new pairs of scrubs in the brands they love, they feel great and their self-esteem levels boost even more.

When you look good, you feel good. Right?

Medical Professionals wear uniforms to display a professional look that is distinctive and symbolizes confidence to patients and their families. Medical scrubs have evolved from being all white uniforms literally, from head to toe to nursing uniforms that are sold in many scrub colors as well as scrub prints. There are also different styles and fit of scrub tops and pants. Wearing nursing uniforms erases confusion and allows nurses from different departments to be identified easily for assistance. Uniforms represent consistency and trust. When nurses put on their uniform, what is the first thing that comes to mind when their supervisors and administrators, co-workers and most importantly, how their patients see them?

Wearing uniforms help medical professionals have a sense of pride about their jobs and their company. It allows them to align themselves with their corporate brand and evoke a spirit of kinship amongst their peers. As a result, their performance increases and contributes to their healthcare outcomes outlined by their company’s strategic goals. This could translate into higher patient satisfaction scores.

Do you have the daunting task of managing nursing uniforms for your team?

If you are being asked to standardize your uniform, or just feel overwhelmed by the choices in front of you, ask your uniform coordinator to check out Uniform Advantage’s full suite of professional medical scrubs programs. They have been designed specifically to boost your brand AND make you feel fantastic in your uniform. Let’s build a brand of happy employees and smiling patients together!

What are your thoughts about this subject? Do you think your medical uniforms contribute to your Hospital Brand’s bottom-line?

5 Things about August

The month of August

1) In the Gregorian Calendar, August is the eighth month of the year. Prior to this calendar in the Roman Calendar, the month of August was originally named Sextilis in Latin being the sixth month. August got its name in honor of Augustus Caesar in 8 BC.

2) August is such a fun month and being the last month of Summer, why not celebrate all the way! Check out some of the themes celebrated:

  • National Girlfriends Day – August 1st
  • Respect for Parents Day – August 1st
  • National Kids Day – August 2nd
  • National Sisters Day – August 2nd
  • National Watermelon Day – August 3rd
  • National Chocolate Chip Day – August 4th
  • National Book Lovers Day – August 9th
  • National S’mores Day – August 10th
  • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day – August 15th
  • National Rum Day – August 16th
  • National Tell A Joke Day – August 16th
  • National Dog Day – August 26th
  • National Just Because Day – August 27th

National Smores Day - August 10th, 2015

National Dog Day - August 26th, 2015


3) All August Birthdays birthstone is Peridot or Onyx.

4) Summer is ending and the Fall Season approaches! Who is looking forward to the Fall Season?? Uniform Advantage’s Fall 2015 catalog is here ready to show you the latest styles and gorgeous Fall colors in all of the medical scrubs brands you love! Check it out!

Uniform Advantage Fall 2015 Catalog - retailer of medical scrubs and nursing shoes

5) Popular vegetables and fruits in August according to wisebread.com are:

  • Cucumbers
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Summer
  • Squash
  • Green Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Blueberries
  • Peaches
  • Apricots
  • Kiwi
  • Raspberries
  • Plums

Watermelon - Popular fruit in AugustWhat do you identify with the Month of August?

Twitter Feeds Every Nurse Professional should Indulge in!

Twitter Feeds Every Nurse Professional should Indulge in!

Twitter is an excellent communication tool and source of information when used properly amongst the noise of millions of tweets per day. It offers great learning opportunities as well as create a medium for quick interactions that facilitates easy knowledge transfer on the go! We found several twitter feeds written by nurse communities and professionals that we care about what they have to say! Ch…Ch…Check it out!

Nursing Communities & Nursing Resources
Minority Nurse
Travel Nursing Blogs
Nursing Ideas

Nurse Education & Academics
The American Academy of Nursing
American Journal of Nursing
Pediatric Nursing
John Hopkins Nursing
Medcom, Inc

Nursing Professionals
Nurse Eye Roll
The Nerdy Nurse
Elizabeth Scala
Nurse Keith
Katie Duke
Sean Dent
Doctor Grumpy


Want to indulge in the medical scrubs world with Uniform Advantage, we would love to connect with you on our twitter page.

 Which twitter feeds do you follow? Have any suggestions for us to consider?

Tooniforms Scrubs Helps the Medicine Go Down!

Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs Turn Up The Heat Print Top - Style CK680FZ sold at Uniform Advantage

Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs
Turn Up The Heat Print Top

Cartoon print scrubs are rising in trend due to the growing pediatrics field and the popularity of animated characters on television. So far this year, Uniform Advantage has sold thousands of Cherokee Tooniform scrubs. Disney movies like Frozen, which brought in over a billion dollars last year, is highly recognizable to a child and could be the little thing that makes a young patient feel more at ease. Characters like Mickey Mouse, Doc McStuffins and Hello Kitty scrubs are synonymous with positivity and happiness for children. UA scrubs even carries Tooniform scrubs for men, including a unisex Marvel Avengers scrub top, Batman scrubs and Star Wars scrubs. There’s no doubt, these young patients can be comforted by seeing their favorite cartoon character on a nurses’ uniform. Another important factor when working with children is relatability. Why not have a good conversation starter by wearing their favorite character on your scrub top?

Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs The Batman Men's Print Top - Style CK6788GDM sold at Uniform Advantage

Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs The Batman Men’s Print Top

Finding a brand that makes quality cartoon character scrubs at a reasonable price can be a challenge. Cherokee Uniforms has been producing scrubs for decades and is known as the #1 uniform company in the U.S. Their scrub line Tooniforms has all of the popular cartoon characters. The quality of these scrubs shows in the vivid color, soft fabric and sturdy craftsmanship and will last you without breaking your budget. Uniform Advantage offers a great assortment of character scrubs at competitive prices, ensuring a shopping experience that is second to none.

Whether you work in Pediatrics or you’re young at heart, cartoon scrubs are a sure way to brighten a long work day. Shop various characters from a trusted brand, Cherokee Uniforms, on our trusted site: UniformAdvantage.com. You will find over 30 cartoon scrubs, all moderately priced. Take advantage of UA’s Free Shipping for orders over $125 as this offer ends soon!

To shop pediatric scrubs, UniformAdvantage.com has a department filled with cartoon character scrubs for your shopping convenience.

Cherokee Tooniforms Minnie L'Amour Print Scrub Top - Style CK772MNO

Cherokee Tooniforms Minnie L’Amour Print Scrub Top


Cherokee Tooniforms Hello Kitty Wild Print Scrub Top - Style CK681HKU sold at Uniform Advantage

Cherokee Tooniforms Hello Kitty Wild Print Scrub Top


Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs Back To School Print Top - Style CK6807PO sold at Uniform Advantage

Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs Back To School Print Top


What is your favorite Tooniforms Cartoon Character Scrubs?

We would love to hear your stories of how your scrub tops have impacted one of your patient’s lives.