Ep 186: Empowered Women Empower Women

None of us get to where we are without the help and guidance of other people. We rely on mentorship from our peers to lift us up and empower us to accomplish great things. With the input from a few powerful women on this episode, we want to highlight women that have played a key role in helping advance the industry and discuss how we can elevate each other through empowerment.

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

On This Episode:

Women have always been at the heart of the nurse anesthesia profession but we wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the mentorship and support that’s been passed along through the years.

On this episode of Beyond the Mask, we’ve brought on two powerful women, Jackie Rowles, MBA, CRNA, ANP-BC, FAAN and Tracy Castleman, CRNA, to join Sharon Pearce, DNP, CRNA, FAANA for a discussion about empowering women. No matter how successful we become, you never get there alone and you often do a better job when you have a strong woman alongside you to provide support and mentorship.

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

  • The reasons behind this topic and what everyone thinks it means to empower women.
  • How to respond if someone doesn’t appreciate who you are and what you bring to the table.
  • How to have tough conversations for people you care about.
  • The AANA has served to bring many women together.
  • Why mentoring is so important for providing support and giving others opportunity.
  • Each woman shares their best piece of advice.

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.

[2:22] – Highlighting powerful women

[8:47] – If someone doesn’t appreciate your unique traits

[11:04] – Tough conversations

[13:43] – AANA bringing people together

[17:12] – Iron sharpens iron

[18:27] – Being willing to help out

[22:23] – Mentoring

[25:45] – Being there in good and bad times

[27:59] – Advice

[31:39] – Final thoughts

[35:07] – Jeremy’s final thoughts

“All of us don’t know how we’re seen sometimes and some of the best gifts we can get from the people that mentored us are the hard lessons. You can’t mentor someone and just be a cheerleader. You have to be able to help them grow.”





CRNA Careers

Ep 185: 9 Tax Saving Strategies for CRNAs with an S Corporation

With more and more CRNAs shifting to 1099, it’s time to start thinking about how to best position yourself from a tax standpoint as your finances change. Today, Jeremy Stanley, CFP® will share nine tax strategies that most S corporations can utilize each year to maximize their earnings and minimize what they owe.

CRNA Careers

Ep 184: CRNA Manpower – Trends from the Past Decade & a Look Into the Future (Part 2)

Today we’re continuing the conversation with Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, and Sandy Ouellette, CRNA, on the history of CRNAs in the workforce. In part two, we’ll look at educational changes since 2010 along with the updated statistics on active professionals and students. We’ll also turn our attention to the future of anesthesia and discuss the trends that might be on the horizon.  

CRNA History

Ep 183: CRNA Manpower – The History of Shortages and the Studies That Followed (Part 1)

Over the past five decades, quite a bit of attention has been paid to the challenges facing the CRNA workforce, especially when numbers dropped significantly in the 80s and 90s. The lack of manpower pushed Congress, the AANA, and other organizations to study the reasons behind the lack of graduates and determine what solutions might exist. Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, and Sandy Ouellette, CRNA, join us today to take us back through the history of these shortages and the studies that followed in part one of this two-part series.




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J. Cross CRNA
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This podcast is very well put together. I love the hosts Sharon & Jeremy, they do a fantastic job at presenting topics as well as getting great speakers on the show! This is my morning commute podcast everyday! Thank you for all that you do!
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I enjoy listening every morning. Great content and always a pleasure to learn something new.
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I started listening to this podcast religiously early on in my CRNA journey, a year before applying to CRNA school. The content in this podcast was one of my most helpful resources for getting into my first choice school, Wake Forest! It has also been a huge motivator for getting involved with the AANA now and throughout my career. I highly recommend this podcast to every prospective CRNA I meet.
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I appreciate hearing the latest and greatest in the world of Nurse Anesthesiology while also getting Class B credits. Just listen on your commute for a win/win experience. I love the perspectives from Jeremy and Sharon who both ask varied and insightful questions!
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If you’re a CRNA or any medical professional, I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen. Hosts have a great rapport.