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Getting Started

This guide is designed to assist you with your research assignment and proper APA documentation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a Librarian at 954-201-6653 or your instructor.

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Evidence-Based Practice APA Paper Guidelines

Evidence-Based Practice APA Paper Guidelines

  1.      This assignment is worth 70 points
  2.      Submit to Drop Box by Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:00 PM
  3.      Choose one of the following
    1.   CLASBI (Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection)
    2.   CAUTI (Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection)
    3.   SSI (surgical site infection)
    4.   VAP (ventilator acquired pneumonia). 
  4.      Paper requirements
    1.       Correct APA format – utilize all available resources
    2.       Contents
      1.      Title page
      2.      Reference page
      3.      No abstract is needed
      4.      Body of paper (excluding title and reference pages) is to be 500 – 750 words
    3.       Two main points as Level One headings
      1.      First main point is the topic you chose, i.e. Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection
      2.      Second main point is Recommendations and Best Practices
    4.       References must include
      1.      Your Zerwekh text book
      2.      One professional nursing journal article with the following requirements
        1.      Peer reviewed
        2.      First author is a nurse
        3.      At least 3 full pages in length
        4.      Dated between January 2013 – Present
      3.      One other ‘scholarly’ source; i.e. professional organization, CDC,

How Do I Cite?

Below are examples of how to cite specific sources in APA. Additional examples can be found here.
Blais, K., & Hayes, J. S. (2016). Professional nursing practice:
Concepts and perspectives. Boston, MA: Pearson.
Journal Article
Boykins, D.  (2014). Core communication competencies
in patient-centered care. ABNF Journal, 25(2), 40-45.
Authored report from a nongovernmental organization
Massachusetts Action Coalition. (2014, May). The
Massachusetts nursing core competencies: A toolkit for implementation in education
and practice settings. Retrieved from