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APA 7th Edition Referencing: NURSING

Nursing Citations

Here you will find examples of nursing specific citations. Please note, you will still need to use the other tabs to assist you in citing books, journal articles, webpages, etc.

* You may use the acronym of a corporate author in your assignment in most cases, after first introducing the full name in your first citation within square brackets. 

For example

First in-text citation:

(Australian Medicines Handbook [AMH], 2019).

Subsequent citations:

(AMH, 2019)

Nursing Specific Examples

 

Registered nurses standards for practice

Reference List In-text Citation
Corporate author name. (Year). Title. URL
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016). Registered nurses standards for practice. https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/codes-guidelines-statements/professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx

First in-text citation:

(Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [NMBA], 2016, Standard 5.3)

Subsequent citations:

* You may use the acronym after introducing the full name in your first citation e.g. (NMBA, 2016, Standard 5.3)

 

National safety and quality health service standards

Reference List In-text Citation
Corporate author name. (Year). Title. URL
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. (2012). National safety and quality health service standards. https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/sites/default/files/migrated/NSQHS-Standards-Sept-2012.pdf

First in-text citation:

(Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care [ACSQHC], 2012, Standard 2.4.1)

Subsequent citations:

(ACSQHC, 2012, Standard 2.4.1)

 

* As above, you may use the acronym after introducing the full name in your first citation

 

Code of conduct for nurses

Reference List In-text Citation
Corporate author name. (Year). Title. URL
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2018). Code of conduct for nurses. https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/documents/default.aspx?record=WD17%2f23847&dbid=AP&chksum=BIvAWN0iQspBLSXlDBR1pQ%3d%3d

First in-text citation:

(Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [NMBA], 2018, Standard 1.2)

Subsequent citations:

* You may use the acronym after introducing the full name in your first citation e.g. (NMBA, 2018, Standard 1.2)

Note: To access the correct URL, right click on the hyperlinked text and select Copy link address. Copy and paste this URL into your citation.

 

 

ICN code of ethics for nurses

Reference List In-text Citation
Corporate author name. (Year). Title. URL
International Council of Nurses. (2012). The ICN code of ethics for nurses. https://www.icn.ch/sites/default/files/inline-files/2012_ICN_Codeofethicsfornurses_%20eng.pdf

First in-text citation:

(International Council of Nurses [ICN], 2012, p. 8)

Subsequent citations:

* You may use the acronym after introducing the full name in your first citation e.g. (ICN, 2012, p. 8)

 

 

Article in a nursing database

Reference List In-text Citation
Surname, Initial. (Year). Title. Title of Database. URL  
Komusky, J., & Schub, T. (2013). Abdominal aortic aneurysm. CINAHL Nursing Guide. http://ezproxy.rasmussen.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.c om/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nup&AN=T704248&site=eds-live (Komusky & Schub, 2013)

 

Article in database with an Unique Article Number

Reference List In-text Citation
Surname, Initial. (Year). Title. Title of Journal, volume(issue), Unique article number. URL or DOI   

Jayaweera, M., Perera, H., Gunawardana, B., & Manatunge, J. (2020).

Transmission of COVID-19 virus by droplets and aerosols: A critical review on the unresolved dichotomy. Environmental Research188(9), 109819. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.109819 
(Jayaweera, et al., 2020)

 

 

Guideline with PDF

Reference List In-text Citation
Author. (Year). Title. Publisher if different to author. URL
Guideline Adaption Committee. (2016). Clinical practice guidelines and principles of care for people with dementia. NHMRC Partnership Centre for Dealing with Cognitive and Related Function Decline in Older People. https://cdpc.sydney.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CDPC-Dementia-Guidelines_WEB.pdf (Guideline Adaptation Committee, 2016)

 

Online Guideline, regularly updated

Reference List In-text Citation
Author. (Year). Title. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from URL
Stroke Foundation. (n.d.). Clinical guidelines for stroke management. Retrieved July 16, 2020, from https://informme.org.au/en/Guidelines/Clinical-Guidelines-for-Stroke-Management-2017 (Stroke Foundation, n.d.)

Note: A retrieval date is needed in the above example as the content of the website is regularly updated.

Joanna Briggs Institute [Best practice: Evidence based information sheet]

Reference List In-text Citation
Author. (Year). Title. Source, Volume(Issue), Page number/s. URL
Joanna Briggs Institute. (2020). Effectiveness of interventions to reduce emergency department staff occupational stress and/or burnout. Best Practice: Evidence based information sheets for health professionals, 22(5), 1-4. http://joannabriggs.org/ (Joanna Briggs Institute, 2020)

 

Joanna Briggs Institute [Evidence Summaries]

Reference List In-text Citation
Author. (Year). Title (Accession Number: ****) [Evidence Summaries]. Database. URL
Fong, E. (2019). Acute gout: Systematic corticosteroids (AN: JBI16908) [Evidence Summaries]. Joanna Briggs Institute. http://joannabriggs.org/ (Fong, 2019)

 

CINAHL [Evidence-based care sheet]

Reference List In-text Citation
Author. (Year). Title [Evidence-based care sheet]. Name of database. URL
Schub, T., & Cabrera, G. (2018). Bites: Head lice [Evidence-based care sheet]. CINAHL Nursing Guidehttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=T701321&scope=site (Schub & Cabrera, 2018)

 

BMJ Best Practice

Reference List In-text Citation
Author. (Year). Title. Publisher. URL
Goldfarb, S., & Josephson, M. (2020). Cystic fibrosis. BMJ Best Practice. https://bestpractice.bmj.com/ (Goldfarb & Josephson, 2020)

 

The Cochrane Library [Systematic Reviews]

Reference List In-text Citation
Author. (Year). Title. Database. URL
Singh, J., Kour, K., & Jayaram Mahesh, B. (2012). Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors for schizophrenia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviewshttps//doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007967.pub2 (Singh, Kour & Jayaram Mahesh, 2012)

 

Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH)

Reference List In-text Citation
Author. (Year). Title of entry. In Title of work. URL  
Australian Medicines Handbook. (2019, July). Insulins. In Australian medicines handbook. https://amholine.amh.net.au/chapters/endocrine-drugs/drugs-diabetes/other-drugs-diabetes/insulins  (AMH, 2019)

 

Drug database

Reference List In-text Citation
Author. (Year). Title of section. In Database name. URL  
MIMS. (n.d.). Keflex. In MIMS. http://www.mims.com.au  (MIMS, n.d.)


 

Nursing Reference Center

Reference List In-text Citation
Author. (Year). Title. Title of database. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from URL
Capel, C., & Pravikoff, D. (2019). Wound care: Performing chemical debridement. Nursing Reference Center. Retrieved January 15, 2020, from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nrc&AN=T706160&site=nrc-live (Capel & Pravikoff, 2019)

 

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

Reference List In-text Citation
Author. (Year). Title (Edition). URL
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596

First in-text citation:

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013) does not .....

Subsequent mentions of the manual use: DSM-5

e.g. The DSM-5 is intended to be used by clinical....... (APA, 2013).

 

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Reference List In-text Citation
Australian Bureau of Statistics. (Year). Title of page (No. of stat). URL 
Australia Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Recorded crime: Victims (No. 4510.0). http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@. nsf/mf/4510.0 

(ABS, 2017)

* You may use the acronym after introducing the full name in your first citation

NSW Mental Health Act

Reference List In-text Citation
Title Year (Jurisdiction). Title Year (Jurdiction) pinpoint reference.
Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW).

Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) s 18.

Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) s 2.3.5.

Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) pt III div 18.

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