Ep 142: Promoting CRNAs & Anesthesia Through Social Media

As CRNAs continue to push for more awareness and understanding of the profession, social media has emerged as one of the great tools for accomplishing this goal. Rhianna Ferial, CRNA, and her husband have completely embraced the medium on multiple platforms to educate, mentor, and inspire. Today she joins the show to talk about the reason she devotes so much time to social media and how it ties into her entrepreneurial drive in conjunction with anesthesia.

Click the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

On This Episode:

As much as the CRNA profession has grown and evolved through the years, there’s still plenty of work to do when it comes to educating the general public about what a CRNA is and does.

We’ve seen in recent years that a number of CNRAs have leveraged social media to help bring much-needed awareness to anesthesia. One of those people is Rhianna Ferial, CRNA, who has built a significant following on multiple social media platforms through education, mentoring, and entertaining.

But being a CRNA is just a part of what she does with her time. Rhianna and her husband share a passion for entrepreneurship and that’s led them into finance and real estate as well. She’s an energetic and positive person who represents the profession well, and we’re excited to get to know here more on this episode.  

As you get started on the episode, keep an ear out for these topics:

  • The influence that social media has in many different areas, especially with advertising.
  • How she became aware of the CRNA profession and decided to go back school.
  • How she got so involved in social media and how she built her following.
  • The many pursuits and passions she has outside of anesthesia.
  • The goal to become a millionaire by the age of 30
  • Her approach to real estate and why she invests so much time and money in it.
  • What her and her husband’s ultimate goal for everything they do.
  • The drive behind the Financial Freedom

Check it out the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

[3:32] – Welcome in Rhianna

[6:03] – Background on her nursing career

[8:07] – Importance and influence of social media  

[9:50] – Becoming aware of the CRNA profession

[10:44] – How she got started in social media and what platforms she uses

[13:16] – Pursuits outside of anesthesia

[14:42] – Real estate investing

[17:40] – Goal to become a millionaire  

[22:51] – When do you want to retire from anesthesia?  

[25:52] – Working per diem

[27:32] – What’s the ultimate objective

[31:05] – Her Financial Freedom business

[34:19] – Why the passion for finance?

[37:23] – Final thoughts

[39:35] – Lightning round



Social media is one of the strongest, most powerful tools that you can have this day and age in business and just for promoting yourself or promoting a profession such as anesthesia or CRNAs.

-Rhianna Ferial, CRNA

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