Why am I doing this? Why start a company, take responsibility for other people's jobs and pay and investors' money, design a product that has no guarantee of success, risk failure?
Why not go back to bedside nursing, collect a steady paycheck, and be done with my work when I go home?
For one thing, I'm a "serial entrepreneur" -- I love starting things, making things happen, things that make a difference in the world. For another, designing software is fun -- I enjoy the challenges of dreaming up user interfaces, data structures, and algorithms that work. But those are secondary.
The real reason I'm building NurseMind? Because when I work as a nurse, I don't want ever again to experience the sensation I had when I was working my clinical rotations: Help, I'm forgetting something important! Help, I'm busy but what I'm working on may not be my top priority! Help, I know I could be more efficient but I'm too busy to think ahead! Etc...
NurseMind is the tool that will give me the confidence that I am on top of my work. That out-of-control feeling is intolerable and unnecessary. I am building NurseMind for myself. And I hope it benefits other nurses, too!
-- Dan Keller, Founder