Introduction To Professional Nursing Practice, ETHICAL PRINCIPALS

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NUR300: APA FORMAT, APA BOOK (7th ed.)

NUR300: Discussion Thread & APA Help Guide, 7th Edition

Discussion Thread Format

· Professional not personal opinion,

· Meaningful and supported by evidence.

· APA citations and reference in main discussion thread

· Sentence format

· Main thread (due Wed) should be at least 100 words minimum

· Two peer responses (due Fri) should be at least 50 words minimum.

· Spell check your thread prior to submitting

· You are not allowed to post any discussions after Sunday of that week without prior approval

Discussion Thread Sources

· Reliable – Written within the past 10 years.

· Researched – Evidence-based and peer-reviewed.

· Professional journals and articles prove professionalism in writing:

· DSN Subscription Database Access: http://mydsn.net/Databases.htm

· EBSCO: Username = DCN-nurse – Password = Denver1401!

· LIRN (Use ProQuest) – Passcode = 57118

Sample APA Format:

· In-Text Citations: For each reliable reference, you need to show me where you used it in your writing by using in-text citations.

1. For example, “when you quote a source, cite the source using this format” (Johnson, 2016, p. 2).

2. When paraphrasing, the source is cited at the end of the sentence (Johnson, 2016).

3. If you are using two authors, cite like this (Johnson & Smith, 2016).

4. If you are citing more than 3 or more authors (Johnson et al., 2016).

5. You may format your citations a different way for variety. According to Smith and Johnson (2015), do not use an ampersand (&) if you are using this method. When using this method, you only need year once and can omit year for repeated citations. According to Smith and Johnson…

6. According to Smith and Johnson (2015), “a quote can also be formatted this way” (p. 215) or for multiple page numbers use (pp. 215 – 217)

7. “If your quoted source does not have a page number, use a paragraph number like this” (Smith & Johnson, 2015, para. 3).

8. All quotes need paragraph or page numbers. According to Taylor et al. (2015) “you can also format your quotes like this for 3 or more authors” (para. 2).

9. When citing a source without an author, use the title of the article in lieu of the author (Citation Titles in Uppercase, 2017). If the title is long, use this format (“Title,” 2017).

10. When citing a source without a date, use this format (Citation Titles in Uppercase, n.d.).

11. Never put a period at the end of the web link.

· Reference: Each reference needs in-text citations to show where it was integrated into your writing. Watch capitalization, periods, spacing, and italics with APA format. APA is very specific. Don’t lose points on simple errors! References should always be alphabetically organized.

1. This is an example of a professional nursing journal reference:

· Johnson, P., Smith, J., Mason, R., & Levine, S. (2020). Title of article in mostly lowercase except first word, first word after a colon and proper nouns. Journal in Mostly Uppercase and Italicized, 67(9), 1858-1859.

· In-text citation: (Johnson et al., 2020). According to Johnson et al. (2020)…

2. This is an example of a textbook:

· Blais, K., & Hayes, J. (2016). Professional issues in nursing practice: concepts and perspectives (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

· In-text citation: (Blais & Hayes, 2016). According to Blais and Hayes (2016)…

3. This is an example of an Online article without an author. Format those with organizations as author like this for simplicity sake:

· Title of article in mostly lowercase except first word, first word after a colon and proper nouns. (2020). Source in Mostly Uppercase and Italicized. https://www.weblinkmustactuallywork.com

· In-text citation: (Title of Article in Mostly Uppercase, 2020). (“Title,” 2020).

4. This is an example of an Online article with an author:

· Smith, J. (2020). Title of article in mostly lowercase except first word, first word after a colon and proper nouns. Source in Mostly Uppercase and Italicized. https://www.weblinkmustactuallywork.com

· In-text citation: (Smith, 2020). According to Smith (2020)…

5. This is an example of an Online article without a date or author:

· Title of article in mostly lowercase except first word, first word after a colon and proper nouns. (n.d.). Source in Mostly Uppercase and Italicized. https://www.weblinkmustactuallywork.com

· In-text citation: Title of Article in Mostly Uppercase, n.d.). (“Title,” n.d.).

6. This is an example of an Online article without a date but has an author:

· Smith, J. (n.d.). Title of article in mostly lowercase except first word, first word after a colon and proper nouns. Source in Mostly Uppercase and Italicized. https://www.weblinkmustactuallywork.com

· In-text citation: (Smith, n.d.). According to Smith (n.d.)…

*Only use “Retrieved January 11, 2020, from https://xxx” when your source is an “unstable work” that “updates frequently” or a site “inherently designed to change (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Google Maps, Dictionary.com, WebMD, or Wikipedia) (APA, 2020, p. 290). These sources don’t count for evidence-based sources. If you use retrieved on dates… you are telling me your source is not reliable. These sources can be supplementary but cannot be used as primary sources.

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