APA question


So I have to write a case study paper in APA format. It's been a loooooong time since I've had to write a paper in such format. When I put myself as the author, do I include all of my credentials, as in turnforthenurse BSN, RN, PCCN? I couldn't seem to find this information online.


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From paragraph 2.02 Author's Name (Byline) and Institutional Affiliation of the. Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (6th ed.):

The preferred form of an author's name is first name, middle initial(s), and last name; this form reduces the likelihood of mistaken identity. To assist researchers as well as librarians, use the same form for publication throughout your career; that is, do not use initials on one manuscript and the full name on a later one. Determining whether Juanita A. Smith is the same person as J. A. Smith, J. Smith, or A. Smith can be difficult, particularly when citations span several years and institutional affiliations change. Omit all titles (e.g., Dr., Professor) and degrees (e.g., PhD, PsyD, EdD). Institutional affiliation. (p. 26)

If you haven't done so, you might want to visit one of the following:

Purdue OWL or the APA Style Blog .

Also, review your course syllabus as many schools have a specific format to use in formatting the title page.

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I would also check with your university - we had access to both of those (or similar) programs for free. I never used the APA formatting one just because I like doing it myself (yes, weird, I know) and then the plagiarism program was required for all papers (I think it was called TurnItIn??). We could turn the papers in early, run it through and make changes if necessary. We also had a service called SmartThinking that would look at your paper for either major content help or just APA help. Anyway, these were all free so your facility may have something.