APA Writing Style

‌Undergraduate and graduate nursing students write in American Psychological Association (APA) Style, an editorial style adopted by the social and behavioral sciences.

Students follow APA guidelines to ensure clear and consistent presentation of written material.

York College nursing students may use an APA template to help them format their written assignments. The template sets up a blank document in APA 6th edition format and automatically formats the reference list.

APA resources

Samples of APA style

APA template within Word 2013

  1. Open Word 2013
  2. In the "search for online templates" box, type:   apa
  3. Select "APA style report (6th Ed.)"
  4. Use this template for the title page, abstract and body of your paper.
  5. For the reference page, go to the references tab and set the style to "APA"
    • Click on "Manage Sources"
    • Click on "new"
    • Select "Type of Source"
    • Place a checkmark in "Show all bibliography fields"
    • Complete the fields required by APA
    • On the references page, click "update citations and bibliography"

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APA 6th ed for Word 2013 document

Sample text for body of paper