Running head: NURSING PAPER 1
Title of Work
First M. Last
State College of Florida
NURSING PAPER 2
The abstract is the second section of your paper. To arrive at a new page, insert page break after
completing the title page. Type the word Abstract, should be typed in Times New Roman, 12
point font and centered at the top of the page. The title of your paper should appear as a heading
in all caps on the second and subsequent pages; the words, Running head should appear only on
the title page, and page numbers should be added to the heading to appear on the top right side of
each page. When formatting the heading, click on the box that indicates a different first page, as
only the first page has the words, Running head: with your title, without the page number, and
the remaining pages have just the title (in caps) and the page numbers. The abstract should be a
brief (150-250 word) summary of your paper in a single paragraph, double-spaced. Although the
first line of each paragraph in the body of your paper will be indented, the first line of the
abstract is not indented. You may want to add keywords to your abstract. To do this, indent as
you would if starting a new paragraph, enter the word Keywords: then list your key words.
Keywords: APA format, headings, style
NURSING PAPER 3
Title of Work
The next section of your paper is the Body of the Paper. The body should be typed in
Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced, with the first line of each paragraph indented.
At the top of the page, type the title of the paper in the center of the page, using capitals on all
words more than three letters. The title should not be bolded, underlined or italicized. Include
and properly cite sources of information that is either paraphrased or quoted directly. In-text
citations that are direct quotes must include the author’s last name, publication year and page
number of the passage. The direct quotation should be in quotation marks or in an indented
paragraph if more than 40 words in length. If you paraphrase a source passage, then cite the
source by author and publication year. The inclusion of citations gives credit to the original
source of the information, and adds credibility to your paper. Refer to Table 6.1 in the
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2010) as a helpful guide
for including citations with multiple authors. The APA (2010, p.177) guides scholars to, “order
the citations of two or more works within the same parentheses alphabetically in the same order
in which they appear in the reference list.” Sometimes, organizations are the author of a
publication (such as the American Psychological Association).
There are many rules that apply to the style in which your paper is to be written.
Typically, scholarly work is written in the third person. A balanced and objective review of the
literature supports your position on an issue, and provides the context for additional study.
Chapters 3 and 4 in the APA manual (APA, 2009) are excellent resources for students to
organize their paper, and effectively apply the style guidelines for abbreviations, capitalizations,
italics, spelling, punctuation, and writing numbers in text.
NURSING PAPER 4
A concluding paragraph provides a summary of the paper’s findings and
recommendations for further study or review. Insert a page break to arrive at a new page and
type the word References at the top center of the next page. References are listed in alphabetical
order by author, and are double-spaced with hanging indent. This can be achieved by setting the
paragraph format to indent—hanging. List only those references that are cited in the body of the
NURSING PAPER 5
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association (6th Ed.). Washington, DC: Author.