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DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice: Writing Resources

Library guide for those enrolled the DNP Program.

RBHS-School of Nursing Writing Center

Welcome to the Spring 2021 semester! The School of Nursing Writing Center will open on Monday, January 11, 2021 and will remain open through Friday, April 30, 2021. (Tutoring will not be available during the week of March 15 – March 19, 2021.) The purpose of the Nursing Writing Center is to provide writing coaching for School of Nursing students this semester. You can work with a writing coach either through a virtual face to face meeting or through email.

Writing Coaching sessions will be for 40-60 minutes on the days/times below:

Tuesdays, 11-11:40, 11:40-12:20, 12:20-1:00
Wednesdays, 12-12:40, 12:40-1:20, 1:20-2:00
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30, 12-12:40, 12:40-1:20, 1:20-2:00
Fridays, 12-1:00

To Make an Appointment:
To make an appointment, please email with the subject line NURSING STUDENT: WRITING COACHING APPOINTMENT REQUESTED. Please include your phone number so that we can call you back to schedule your appointment and to provide you with the link to join your virtual tutoring session or the email if that’s how you would prefer to work.

Marne Benson, Associate Director, Writing Program & Manager, Writing Center

Rutgers University-Newark
175 University Avenue, 126 Conklin Hall
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973.353.5849


Editorial: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Avoiding the Most Common APA Errors in
Journal Article Submissions.  

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Julie P. Combs, John R. Slate, and Rebecca K. Frels
Sam Houston State University

The authors provide evidence-based guidelines to help authors avoid committing APA errors. Specifically, we provide guidelines for adhering to APA style using findings from Combs, Onwuegbuzie, and Frels’ (2010) mixed analysis of 110 manuscripts submitted to Research in the Schools over a 6-year period. Combs et al. identified the 60 most common APA errors grouped into 14 themes. We contend that an efficient way for authors to learn APA style is to focus initially on these common errors and error themes. Further, we contend that these errors provide useful starting points for persons who teach APA style. Finally, authors of the APA Publication Manual might use this information to determine which rules and guidelines to emphasize.


EndNote is a program that helps users quickly collect and organize references from online sources (or elsewhere), create a searchable personal database, find and cite these references while writing, create bibliographies formatted in their style of choice, and manage PDF files. The Libraries are licensed to provide access to EndNote for students, faculty, and staff of all Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) schools and units.

An EndNote LibGuide is also available to assist you in learning this useful piece of software.

This provides link to short Youtube videos, tutorials and users manuals. The Smith Library also offers workshops on using EndNote. You can register for a class by clicking HERE.

If you are a distance learner and are having difficulty downloading EndNote, please contact 972-972-9551 or 973-972-4358 in Newark, 732-235-7604 in New Brunswick for further instructions.


Writing Resources

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