Nurse Educator




Type the word “Abstract” and center it. Do not bold, underline or italicize the word. Begin typing your information. There is no indentation for this paragraph. The abstract is on a page of its own. It is a summary of your paper and should not be any more than 150 to 250 words. Insert a page break when you finish typing the abstract to move to the next page


This is the main body of your text with Level 1, 2 and 3 heading examples. Each paragraph should be indented ½ inch.

Nursing Role

Level headings are used to organize your paper for readability by your instructor. Thank of it as somewhat of an outline. Depending on the Level headings you use will determine whether or not you indent a paragraph. Here is an example of Level 1, 2, and 3 headings.

Educational Requirements and Training

This is an example of a Level 1 header. It is centered on its’ own line and each major word in the header is capitalized.

Scope of Practice

The Level 2 header should not be indented, rather it is flush with the left margin and it is typed on its’ own line. It is bolded and the first letter of each major word should be capitalized.

Publications and Nursing Journals

A Level 3 header should be indented (1/2 inch). It is bolded and the only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized.). A period (.) should end the header. Your text should immediately follow the Level 3 header.


This is you conclusion. The word “Conclusion” is a Level 1 header so follow the instructions for typing a Level 1 header. Type your conclusion. Insert a page break when you finish typing the conclusion to move to the next page so you can begin typing your references.


Begin typing your references here. Don’t forget to use hanging indentations for each of your references. You can use the ruler to make that process easier. Make sure your references are in alphabetical order by the first author’s last name. Below are examples of references.

Coaster, P. R. (2012). Student survey on the use of textbooks. Higher Education Learning, 11, 7-10.

Coaster, P. R. (2015). Textbooks revisited. College and University Curriculum, 41, 18-31. doi:00.0000/000000000000

Karson, M. (2014). Electronic textbooks, their pros and cons. Department of Education, 149. Retrieved from http://www.websitename.ext

Appendix A

Name of Appendix

Each appendix will have its’ own page. The word “Appendix” and the identifying capital letter (A, B, C, D, etc.) is centered at the top of the page followed by the name of the appendix. All major words are capitalized. The first paragraph is flush with the left margin.

Subsequent paragraphs are indented (1/2 inch). Insert a page break to go to the next appendix. NOTE: if an appendix only has a table or a figure and no accompanying text, the title of the table or figure should be the name of the appendix.

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