In the final chapter of this book, you have learned about academic integrity and plagiarism. This chapter provided you with skills related to style rules for in-text citations when paraphrasing and quoting. Additionally, you learned about style rules related to the creation of title pages and reference lists.
Part of your journey is to become familiar with the style rules of academic writing in the nursing field. APA might seem like a nuisance at first, but this style is important to ensure consistency and clarity across writing. Your instructors expect you to know it and adhere to it. Familiarize yourself with academic integrity as these standards are the parameters for plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Developing academic integrity is necessary and you want to acknowledge others’ ideas and voices while finding and articulating your own.