APA stands for the American Psychological Association. What they have done is come up with rules for how a paper should look and sound. There are multiple formatting styles for papers. However, because you are in the Health field, you will be using APA formatting.
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Presenting yourself as a professional in the work place is essential. While this refers to how you dress, speak and address the doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and patients, this also applies to your writing skills. Professional and accurate writing skills are essential. Your writing skills not only reflect you, but they are also a reflection of the office in which you work and the people with whom you work. It is vital to have and develop high quality writing skills in order to obtain and maintain a career in your profession.
Wikipedia is not considered a college level source. It may be used as a resource for finding additional sources from which to gather information. Wikipedia itself is not to be used as a source on any college level paper.
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