The nation’s nursing community is still reeling from The View‘s insulting and ignorant assessment of Miss Colorado’s contribution to the talent portion of this year’s Miss America Pageant.
Kelley Johnson took a risk when she strayed from the usual talent portion path to deliver a deeply personal and humanizing monologue meant to elevate and inspire nurses. And while we are truly disappointed by the ill-informed View hosts’ commentary (watch it in the clip below), we are both motivated and moved by the unity that has formed in response.
Nurses around the world are supporting and uplifting one another, dominating social media with the hashtag #nursesunite, and we are all about it.
Below, our four Nurseonalities are joining the conversation with videos that convey everything from admiration to pride as they explain why nursing is a talent—whether it’s theirs, Miss Colorado’s or your own.
Check out what Katie Duke, Nurse Nacole, Nurse Mendoza and Kati Kleber have to say about nursing, and why it’s a role that demands a very special type of person. Then, share your own thoughts in the comments below and on social media using the #nursesunite hashtag.
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