FAQ: Nursing School APA Writing Style for Nursing Programs

Most nursing schools have adapted the APA writing style as the format for all papers and homework. APA stands for the American Psychological Association. APA is a specific format with a strict set of rules for how papers are prepared, written and organized. APA is typically the format that will be used for all of your nursing courses. Having a basic understanding of what APA is will help you when passing in papers. Some college and university will have the APA manual as a required text for your program. This text can be expensive and very confusing to actually understand. There are many online resources available that can help with basic APA formatting. Most up-to-date versions of Word have a template for APA formatting. You can also try searching YouTube for specific APA videos or try Googling APA style and you will see many resources on this topic.