HNB1102 & HNB1205 Foundations in Nursing: Referencing

What is a DOI?

DOI (Digital Object Identifer) provides a persistent electronic link to a journal article or e-book. APA referencing style requires the DOI (where available ) to be included in the Reference List citation.

Example journal article reference with doi:

Braaf, S., Riley, R., & Manias, E. (2015).               Failures in communication through                 documents and documentation across           the perioperative pathway. Journal of             Clinical Nursing24(13/14), 1874-                 1884. https://doi:10.1111/jocn.12809.

APA referencing - introduction

The referencing style required for units in the Bachelor of Nursing is APA style. However, it is always a good idea to confirm with individual unit coordinators as to which referencing style is required.

Information about why you need to reference is available in the Referencing & Plagiarism guide.

Access the Victoria University APA Referencing Guide.

APA Referencing videos

This series of videos takes you through the fundamentals of the APA Referencing style. Refer to the Victoria University APA guide for examples of in-text referencing and more information.