Nursing is one of the most challenging and fulfilling careers one can have. Jennifer Grooms has served as an emergency department and travel trauma nurse for many years. She has held people’s hands as they passed and has laughed with patients who have found humor in their funny little accidents. The aptly dubbed Magenta Emergency Nurse (because of her brightly colored hair) has launched planners specially designed to help students and medical professionals keep track of their hectic schedules.
Having been a nurse for a while, Jennifer decided she wanted to do more. She created her brand, RekMed, and designed her first products. RekMed’s Loaded Student Nurse Planners feature monthly layouts, weekly task lists, activity pages, nursing core concepts made easy, habit trackers, monthly budgeting pages, coloring pages, weekly NCLEX-style practice questions, quick reference guides to help with clinicals, and life organizing.
She was inspired to launch her products, knowing the busyness of nursing and medical school. Her planners include educational material to help break down information to student nurses so that they can also help break down diseases to others. From her experience, it’s not the information that is hard to learn in nursing; it’s how it is taught.
The Student Nurse Planner launched last November 5 with high success—it quickly sold out. Now, Jennifer is working on the Critical Care Nurse Planner and the Paramedic Planner, which will be helping other medical professions achieve a better understanding of medical issues that are tied into their daily planner.
Before she became a nurse, she used to pass out when she saw blood. She would show up for student nurse clinicals having anxiety attacks so severe she would pass out during her shift. But she never gave up. And for eight years, she was a primary trauma nurse and resuscitation nurse at multiple level 1 trauma centers.
To add to the list, she has dyslexia and struggled with testing and school. Throughout medical school, she was told she would never pass nursing or that she wasn’t smart enough.
Today, she’s one of the strongest nurses in the ER. While she creates helpful medical activity planners to help student nurses and nurses, she also writes content for more medical specialties. With her careful planning and newfound entrepreneurial spirit, RekMed has achieved multiple six-figures in three months, has moved into a warehouse, and has been scaling quickly. But for Jennifer, her most important mission to give back to the medical community. As a nurse, she has created a business that employs and serves other nurses. RekMed planners are custom to the medical professions and include reference pages for clinicals and coloring pages to assist in learning and relaxation.
Through RekMed, Jennifer plans to launch scholarships for financially disadvantaged individuals in need of support to get into the medical profession. Additionally, she plans to create a youth mentorship program that will allow disadvantaged youth that are aiming to get into the industry to shadow people in the medical profession. Jennifer deeply believes that change starts with the youth.