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Nursing: Writing & Citing

A collection of resources for faculty and undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Writing Papers & Creating Citation Lists

Clear communication is key to good nursing care. Writing is an important method of communication in nursing. Clear writing is a reflection of clear thinking, and clear thinking is essential to competent nursing practice. The following resources will help you to develop stronger writing skills.

Tip: Use EndNote Basic / Web to collect and format your citations (free):

Removing Duplicate References in EndNote Basic - a brief tutorial (1:45) Vimeo

Removing Duplicate References while Maintaining Original Groups - (Tucker Medical Library)

How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography

How to Prepare a Book Review

Writing Help

Writing Centre 
Get free in-person or online writing help at TWU.

Write Away 
Get free online writing help from a tutor at a British Columbia post-secondary institution. Note that WriteAway is intended for undergraduate students. Graduate student should make an appointment with TWU's Writing Centre.

APA Style

How to Format your paper in APA Style

APA Style (OWL at Purdue University)
APA Style 6th Edition (APA Style Website) 
The APA Style Blog - an excellent source of practical advice on APA style. They also respond to readers' questions.
Citing Canadian Government Documents in APA Style (SFU Library)

APA 7th Edition

There are only a few sample papers of the 2019 APA 7th edition (more coming in 2020).  Here is one from APA itself, with annotations:

7th edition stye and grammar guidelines:

Canadian Nurses - World War I

Canadian Nurses in World War I. Image from the Canadian War Museum.

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