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Guidance on using APA Style, 7th edition

On this page you will find links to resources to assist with writing and using APA Style (7th edition).


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APA Style Manual

APA 7th ed manual cover

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was created to set standards and rules for scholarly writing.  Though those rules evolve, the aim of the Manual remains the same. Now in its seventh edition, the Manual guides readers on stylistic choices as well as citation. The rules set forth in the Manual are commonly referred to as APA Style.  Many social and behavioral sciences use this style for their writing and publication, and it is used exclusively in Nursing.  Papers at FNU must be written in APA Style and the Publication Manual is a required textbook for FNU students.


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APA Paper Template

Student Connections Sessions

Student Connections sessions on the Writing Process and Using APA Style are held on Wednesdays during the first week of every term, at 2:30 p.m. ET, via Zoom. These sessions are offered for all students interested in improving their writing skills and learning to use APA Style. An email message with the meeting information is sent to all students each term. All sessions are recorded and will be available one week after the live session. Recordings can be accessed from the link below or on the Banyan Tree Portal page under Connections → Student Connections.

Changes in APA Style from 6th to 7th edition

The following document provides a crosswalk between the sixth and seventh editions of the APA Style Manual.

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