writing Nursing Article / Manuscript in APA...

  1. I am working on a project and using APA style. The direction my paper has taken needs to have several references to time used. If I choose to use 24 hour time, what is the ruling on APA formatting for that? I have gotten several responses yet no definitive ruling. Hopefully someone has written a professional manuscript and can help.

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  3. by   JBudd
    APA does not address military vs regular time. Look at 3.42 a. all numbers 10 and above, use numerals.
    3.42 e "numbers that represent time; dates; ages; ... and numerals as numerals" ie: 1 hour 34 min
    at 12:30 AM

    Publication Manuel of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition

    So, if your school doesn't have an APA contact (mine does), use numerals, just as 12:30 is used, 1230, or 0030, would be my guess. I would preface the first instance of use "(this paper will use military time)".

    At 0030 (this paper will use military time), the patient experienced ......
  4. by   turbohound
    There's a great website for APA and MLA formatting, run by Purdue Univ.
    It's called the OWL (Online Writing Lab).


  5. by   HM2VikingRN
    son of citation machine is a good APA reference...