Michael Johnson’s eclectic clinical background includes pediatrics, pediatric critical care, nephrology, and correctional nursing. Johnson is an alumnus of UNLV where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degree. At the master’s level, he focused on nursing education. His graduate research evaluated the methodological quality of quantitative lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender nursing research using the Medical Education Research Study Quality Instrument. His graduate research was published in Advances in Nursing Science. He also received two distinguished awards during his graduate studies at UNLV: MSN Outstanding Graduate and Outstanding Graduate Student.
Currently Johnson is a doctoral student at Medical University of South Carolina. His doctorate program focuses on researching vulnerable populations and his focus is lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
Johnson is a member of Zeta Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, National League for Nursing, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. He is also involved with different service activities within the School of Nursing.