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Nursing - Referencing tutorial

Learn about referencing, why it is important, and how to apply in-text references and construct a Reference List, using a required Referencing Style. Examples are provided for the APA Referencing style.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Academic Integrity is about honest presentation of your academic work. It means acknowledging the work of others while developing your own insights, knowledge and ideas. RMIT University has set policies and guidelines surrounding assessment practices and plagiarism guidelines which apply to all RMIT University students.

When you submit your assignments, you are required to acknowledge where you obtained the information you have used by referencing your sources. 

There are many referencing styles. Make sure that you know which referencing style your School or lecturer or teacher wants you to use.

RMIT Creds - Academic Integrity Awareness

The self-paced one-hour course is available via the RMIT Creds page (Registration required). The module covers: The academic community ( Module 1) ; Avoiding academic misconduct (Module 2) ; Referencing (Module 3) ; Final activities.

Assessment is via a 20 question quiz and a digital certificate is earned by achieving a score of 80%. The digital certificate states that you can identify instances of academic integrity and misconduct and identify appropriate academic referencing behaviour.


Try this short quiz to test your understanding of some of the myths about plagiarism and academic integrity.

Quiz: Is it plagiarism?





Academic Integrity for Nursing

Referencing Guides

The Library's Referencing Guides provide information and examples for many of the referencing styles used at RMIT.

Another recommended source to consult to help with referencing for your assignments includes:

Library help

Ask for help, either:

  • in person, by asking at the Library desk
  • by phone:  (03) 9925 2020
  • online, using the Ask a Librarian chat and email service


Or, you are welcome to contact your School's Liaison Librarian:

Anita Woollard
Liaison Librarian
School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences



Karen Macvean
Liaison Librarian
School of Health & Biomedical Sciences