Student Resources


Writing the APA Way

APA Style Home Page

  • Web site of the American Psychological Association
  • Find information on all aspects of APA Style  including free formatting tips
  • Additional APA products available for purchase online


  • Purdue University's Online Writing Lab
  • Widely recognized for thoroughness in explaining the correct use of APA
  • Provides examples and free style guides
  • Includes separate section on nursing resources 

APA Reference Style Guide

  • A comprehensive APA guide created and maintained by Northern Michigan University faculty
  • Includes Flash videos on how to create APA reference entries
  • Nursing examples are incorporated throughout

RefWorks Online Research Management

  • Interactive tools for researchers
  • Import data, create citations, and generate bibliographies for research papers
  • Free accounts for all OSF-affiliated patrons 


Test-Taking Resources & Student Success Guides

   Getting the Most from Nursing School:  A Guide to Becoming a Nurse
   Author:  Atkins, Robert
   Call Number:  WY 18 A874g 2009

    How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School!: A Guide for Students by Students
    Author:  Dunham, Kelli S.
    Call Number:  WY 16 D917h 2001 

   LPN to RN Transitions: Achieving Success in Your New Role
   Author:  Harrington, Nick & Terry, Cynthia Lee 
   Call Number: WY 18.2 H311L 2009

   Mosby's Tour Guide to Nursing School: A Student's Road Survival Kit
   Author:  Chenevert, Melodie
   Call Number:  WY 19 C42 2011 

   New Nurse’s Survival Guide
   Author:  Chandler, Genevieve E.
   Call Number:  WY 16 C4553n 2010 

   Saunders Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Examination
   Author:  Silvestri, Linda Anne
   Call Number:  WY 18.2 S587s 2010

   Test Success:  Test-Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students
   Author:  Nugent, Patricia & Vitale, Barbara
   Call Number:  WY 18.2 N967t 2008

   Transitioning from LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career
   Author:  Duncan, Gena & Depew, René
   Call Number:  WY 16 D911t 2011