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RN to BSN Program (Online): APA Style

The RN-BSN nursing program enrolls Registered Nurses with current RN licenses from associate degree and diploma programs to the baccalaureate program with advanced standing.

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Gleick, J. (1978). Chaos: Making a new science. New York: Penguin.


Taylor, P. (2012). The just do it riots: A critical interpretation of the media’s violence. Capital & Class, 36(3),

     393-399. doi:10.1177/0309816812453614

*Note: only use doi if available.


Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5).  

     General format. Retrieved from

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Examples and rules for citing works for a reference page are found in the APA Publication Manual on pages 193-224.  Examples for scholarly journals are found on pages 198-199.

APA In-Text Examples

Jones (1998) found "students often had difficulty using APA style" (p. 199); what implications does this have for teachers?

She stated, "Students often had difficulty using APA style" (Jones, 1998, p. 199), but she did not offer an explanation as to why.


According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners.

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Any information that you use must be cited, or credited, both in the body of the paper and then again at the end of your paper in a reference list.  Information on how to write and cite a direct quotation can be found on pages 170-173 of the APA Publication Manual.  

Examples and rules for in-text citations are found in the APA Publication Manual on pages 174-179 (or section 6.11-6.21)

Instruction Recommendations

Materials on Electronic Reserve will help you navigate the citing process.  Note: you will need to login with your name and the 408# on the front of your MavCard.

APA Manual