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





COVID-19 Pandemic

Ep 213: Moral Injury and Nurse Anesthesia

With the increased distress and rationing of care that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of Moral Injury (MI) has started to garner much more attention in the world of healthcare. This repeated conflict between an individual’s morality and the management of care causes a deep emotional wound that often drives workers out of the profession altogether. Jerry Hogan, DNSc, CRNA wrote an article about this subject, so we’ve asked him to explain the effects of MI and how CRNAs can resolve this conflict.

Current Events

Ep 212: Thankful for the AANA and Its Ongoing Efforts for CRNAs

It hasn’t been the easiest year for a lot of people, but we know there’s still plenty to be grateful for as we approach another Thanksgiving. Specifically, we wanted to shine the light on the AANA and everything they do for our profession each year. New AANA President Angie Mund, DNP, CRNA is a friend of the show and someone we appreciate quite a bit so we wanted to spend some time with her on this holiday to talk about everything she’s hoping to accomplish over the next year.


Ep 211: Anesthesia Management for a Pheochromocytoma

We’ve had CRNAs and SRNAs ask us to give them the essential information needed to manage a particular case and today we’re going to do that with Pheochromocytoma. This is the second episode in our endocrine surgical procedures series and there will be some valuable info that you might find on exams as well. Here’s the power-packed episode for anesthesia management for a Pheochromocytoma that we hope you get a lot out of.




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