If you are writing a paper for which you are consulting resources, using quotes, or citing data, you must always document (cite) the resources you use. The Department of Nursing has adopted, as its standard citation tool, the APA (American Psychological Association) citation guide. You should use APA as your guide for constructing bibliographies and in-text citations.
Remember, the use of a consistent format helps to 1) clearly document and authenticate your sources, and 2) helps the reader to locate materials that you used in your research.
Below is a link to a Quick APA Guide that provides you the most common citation formats and a more comprehensive guide to all APA citation forms.