Monday, November 10, 2014

Welcome to Nursing HELLo Review

About the Book:


This nurse is not out to save the world. He’s too busy dodging bed pans and urine containers.

What happens when all the jobs for movie star have been filled. The next best thing is to become a registered nurse and that is exactly what Joel Craig did. Here is Joel’s journey through the pitfalls, quicksand, and joy(s) of his profession told in a graphic memoir format. The book begins in the year 2007 with Joel’s story unfolding in chronological order.

Such topics are discussed: dirty needle sticks, intimidating preceptors, job stress, and cursing on the job. Joel has imaginary conversations with rockstar Madonna, who is preparing to play Nurse Ratched on Broadway, who gives him advice along the way. Nursing students and new nurses can learn from Joel’s mistakes and what NOT to do as well as what to do. But they will get a little peek into what it’s like being a new nurse. This is almost like a small shock absorber to make the transition to new nurse not so bumpy. Also actors, writers and any creative person who appreciate the struggles of an artist in a world where art and commerce are seldom friends, will appreciate this book.
For More Information

Welcome to Nursing HELLo: A Graphic Memoir is available at Amazon.
Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

This is a graphic biography of Joel Craig. He wanted to become a movie star but after many jobs decided on a job as and RN. It chronicles his life as a nurse from 2007 through 2010. He talks about how he deals with everything. The struggles with his lack of a creative outlet.
I have never read a graphic biography before. I found it very entertaining. Being someone who worked in the medical field plus the military I understood some of annoyances.
I loved that he drew this himself. It was such an amazing read, the fact that he was able to talk about his job plus incorporate humor.
Seriously even if you are not a nurse you will find this hilarious. 

About the Author

JOEL CRAIG is a nurse who works at a busy hospital in Los Angeles and lives with his husband, Donovan. They have been married twice with the second time finally being legal. In addition to writing about nursing, Joel is also an actor, having appeared in the films, Sideshow and Sordid Lives. Currently

he is acting in the web series, What’s My Intention? He's working on his next graphic novel, Vampire Nurse in Hollywood.

His latest book is the graphic memoir/nonfiction, Welcome to Nursing HELLo: A Graphic Memoir.

For More Information
Visit Joel Craig’s website.
Connect with Joel on Facebook and Twitter.


Joel is giving away three paperback copies of WELCOME TO NURSING HELLO, 3 pens, 3 magnets and (3) $25 Amazon Gift Cards!

Terms & Conditions:
By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
Three winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter.
This giveaway begins November 3 and ends November 29.
Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, December 1.
Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!

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  1. How do I enter the giveaway? I will go to Joel's website!

    1. Oh man i forgot to put the code in but I fixed it now!

    2. Juliet,
      go to and scroll down the page until you find my listing and click on it and scroll down to the giveaway part. Also here is the web link


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