On behalf of the whole Keener team, I'm proud to announce that the first version of the Keener app — our "Early Access Edition" — is available for free for iOS and Android now.
The Keener app helps nurses beat burnout and thrive through self-care, mindful reflection, and motivational support from your peers. Keener is your guide to personal growth—an app for nurses, by nurses.
We built Keener to help you make self-care a daily practice, with inspiring daily video content — starring your peers— and a Shift Reflection tool that helps you record how each shift goes so you can find healthy perspectives on your work.
Initial development of Keener began in late 2019 as a solution to the growing problem of nurse burnout. However, the arrival of a global pandemic in early 2020 gave us good reason to release the free Keener app earlier than originally planned.
While we have bigger long-term plans for the Keener app than what you'll find in the Early Access Edition, we felt it important to put Keener out in this time when the COVID crisis has nurses feeling stretched thinner than ever, and often wondering about their place in the field.
Above all, our mission is to be a valuable resource for nurses in a time of need.
But also, we're hoping to engage directly with nurses everywhere so we can quickly build the best possible resource for this audience.
When you download the Early Access Edition, you'll receive emails from myself and other members of the Keener team asking for your feedback. We want to learn from you. If you're particularly passionate about what we're doing, we'd love to invite you to a private community of nurse advisors who continually help us shape this app. If you're interested, just reply to those emails or write email@example.com and let us know.
Lastly, alongside our app, we're actively building community and conversation with nurses on social media around the topic of self-care, resilience, and emotional wellbeing. We'd love for you to join us there as well -- follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook