The nurse anesthetist just lifted the lid on how she was guaranteed to earn over $500,000 a year when she was 27 years old.
Olivia Reeves, 35, from California, is known as @the_o.crew on TikTok, where she has more than 1.3 million followers thanks to her videos about her life as a Certified Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA).
I went viral this week after detailing the steps she took in college that led her to making $250,000 to $500,000 a year after completing anesthesiology school.
Do you want your life to look like mine? Then listen,” she told the viewers. “I don’t think my life is great, but I’m proud of what I’ve done to get where I am.”
Olivia Reeves, 35, from California, went viral on TikTok this week after sharing how to make $250,000 to $500,000 a year by the age of 27.
She works as a Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), a nurse who administers anesthesia for surgery or other medical procedures
A CRNA is an advanced practice registered nurse who administers anesthesia for surgery or other medical procedures. Many programs require applicants to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in order to apply.
Reeves explained that the first thing you need to do on your way to becoming a CRNA is to “go to college” and “get good grades.”
And she cautioned against getting a citation for underage drinking, which you may be required to report on your graduate applications.
“I’m not here to be your mom,” she said, “but if you’re going to do stupid things, think about your future and how that will affect that.”
She advised, “The first year, you’ll talk to some counselors and you’ll say, ‘Hey, I want all the classes that get me into nursing school.'” Sign me up.”
Then you will go to nursing school. You will sell your soul to nursing school. College may not look like the life of a typical college kid (to you) and that’s okay.
Reeves (pictured in college) explained that the first thing you need to do on your way to becoming a CRNA is to “go to college” and “get good grades.”
Reeves (pictured left), who graduated with a 3.9 GPA, emphasized that you need to work hard in school if you want to play hard later.
Reeves, who graduated with a 3.9 GPA, emphasized that you need to work hard in school if you want to play hard later.
You’ll get kick A** grades, like a 4.0. You’re going to be number one in your class.” Want to know why? Because that makes you a competitive candidate years from now when you apply to anesthesiology college.
She also suggested joining clubs and an honor society to boost your CV while making your studies your number one priority.
Be proud of your education. Be proud that you want to go to university and that this college opens many doors for you. Can you be successful without going to college? She said.
“But going to college and getting a degree that gets you a job once you get out of college takes a lot of the pressure out of things. Personally, my character needed that plan in place.
I don’t like the open future. I like to plan, I like to see what my life is going to look like, and I just knew I needed to do things to make it that way.
After working as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit, she applied and was accepted into anesthesiology school
“See this is what you want to do and be aware of what you’re doing,” she advised. Then find the schools you’re interested in. Find out about their programs.
Reeves graduated from anesthesia school (pictured) with a 4.0 GPA
The next step after you get your BSN is to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse.
You should then “get a job a** at a large teaching trauma hospital,” Reeves explained, because CRNA programs prefer candidates with experience working in an intensive care unit (ICU).
You will do all things. You will become a responsible nurse. You will join all communities for being a nurse. You’ll get all the certifications, and then you’ll start shadowing CRNAs.
She also suggested shadowing other employees, including nurse practitioners, anesthesiologists, and doctors in other specialties.
“See this is what you want to do and be aware of what you’re doing,” she advised. Then search for the schools you are interested in. Learn about its programmes. Is it front loaded or is it back loaded? If that doesn’t make sense to you, google it.
You go for the interview, you’ll be smart. You will know about the program you are applying to and why you are motivated to go to this program and only this program.
The average Californian CRNA earns about $230,000 a year, but she explains in a follow-up clip that she worked overtime paying off her $200,000 student loans in just three years.
Reeves insisted she had the “best life ever” as a CRNA
You’ll have bomb a** scores from nursing school and the GRE and be like, “Yeah, you’re going to want me.” Then you will have the best life ever.
CRNA average is made in California Approximately $230,000 per yearHowever, in a follow-up clip, she explained that she worked overtime to pay off her $200,000 student loans in just three years.
Reeves’ video has been viewed more than 1.1 million times and has received hundreds of comments from fans, including aspiring nurses and actresses.
When I said “sell your soul to nursing school” I felt it, someone said.
“Watching this like ‘I have to send this to my stepdaughters’ and then thought man you are inspiring and influencing so many!” Another added. – You are amazing.
Another person replied, “This is (incredibly) informative, funny, and insightful.” “Not close to being a nurse but that was very helpful and somewhat relatable.”