With the challenges of being medical students and professionals, the need for organization and planning becomes more intense. Upon realizing the need in the market for a planner tailor-fitted for medical professionals and students, Jennifer Grooms, BSN-RN, decided to fill the gap. The former Emergency Department Nurse is the founder and CEO of RekMed, a company making a positive change in the medical community with its line of planners.
RekMed is a company born amid the pandemic. The CEO, after taking a leave because of her severe asthma, placing her as a high-risk person for COVID-19, decided to focus on building her company to continually contribute to the medical field. The company carries patent-pending high-quality educational planners to assist nurses and nursing students with organization and learning. For the founder, creating the planners is her way of giving back to the community by assisting future professionals in learning the trade.
While there are many materials available for the nursing community and the medical field as a whole, RekMed goes above and beyond by creating resources filled with information that students and professionals actually need. “When you buy a textbook, it is overwhelming with information, so instead, we break things down and make them simple while providing real nursing perspective and insight,” said Jennifer.
RekMed planners contain “nurse lingo” and engaging illustrations that make learning and planning fun for nursing students. Furthermore, the company does not plan to stop with their nursing planners alone but aims to expand into other areas in the medical field. “RekMed has a vet tech planner soon to launch, a new critical care nurse planner, a paramedic planner, and dental planner in the works,” shared the CEO.
Jennifer grew up with dyslexia, so it has always been her mission to help other students learn. Today, she stays true to her mission as a CEO, believing that everyone is capable of learning necessary information using the right techniques. Jennifer understands that everyone needs to learn at their own pace through a method that works for them. Overcoming prejudice and anxiety, the CEO emerged as a certified nurse despite her disability and went on to serve people for over 14 years as an ER nurse.
“It’s really not about how hard the information is, it’s just about how it is taught to someone and how to get it in their brain,” said the CEO. As a nurse, Jennifer would go the extra mile and try to explain complicated medical procedures and terms to her patients. RekMed was built on the idea of how useful her efforts were for those who have no background in the medical field. “I could help my fellow nursing students learn so they don’t struggle like I did,” she said, and indeed her company is making a difference.
Despite currently being on leave as a nurse, Jennifer and her team keep in touch with the reality of the nursing profession by working shifts at hospitals. By doing so, the CEO keeps herself at par with the practice and ensures that RekMed remains true to its goal of helping students overcome their challenges by providing real-life insights and on-the-job knowledge.
Learn more about RekMed on its website.