Michael Johnson primarily teaches in the undergraduate program in the School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His specialties are community health and psychiatric nursing, and his prior clinical experiences include pediatric critical care, pediatric and adult nephrology, home health care, and correctional nursing.
Johnson received his BSN and MSN from UNLV, and he is completing his PhD in Nursing Science in the College of Nursing at Medical University of South Carolina. He studies health disparities and healthcare inequities of vulnerable populations, and he has expertise specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, and he has presented at regional, national, and international nursing and scientific conferences. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Johnson serves on numerous School of Nursing committees, mentors graduate students on professional papers, and is the Treasurer of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Zeta Kappa Chapter. He is also the School of Nursing Liaison for the UNLV Student Veteran and Military Family Support Committee. Additionally, he is an active member of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, and serves on numerous nursing committees within the organization. Alongside a group nurse researchers and scholars, Johnson has been instrumental in the establishment of an annual conference event and organizational home for nurses interested in LGBTQ health research, education, practice, and policy. Johnson is also a member of the National League for Nursing, Western Institute of Nursing, and Southern Nursing Research Society.