The following list of primary references identifies the resources used to develop items on the BMTCN® test. ONCC examinations are based on a broad body of knowledge and not on the content of any single resource.
To prepare for the examination, review the Test Content Outline and develop a study plan based on your individual knowledge strengths and weaknesses. It is good practice to use a current, general resource for overall review, and supplement with resources on specific topics to address your individual needs. If you are interested in resources that address specific topics on the Test Content Outline, please contact the ONCC staff for additional guidance.
Note: Use of these resources does not guarantee a passing score on the examination. Test candidates are not required to purchase or review these resources. ONCC does not endorse specific resources, and does not receive compensation from the sale or use of any resources.
Primary Test References
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Berman, A., Snyder, S., & Frandsen, G. (2016). Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of nursing concepts, process and practice (10th ed.). Pearson.
Brant, J. & Wickham, R. (Eds.). (2013). Statement on the scope and standards of oncology nursing practice generalist and advanced practice. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Burke, C.C. (Ed.). (2009). Psychosocial dimensions of oncology nursing care (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Erickson, J.M. & Payne, K. (2016). Ethics in oncology nursing. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Ezzone, S. (Ed.). (2013). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A manual for nursing practice (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Faiman, B. (Ed.). (2016). BMTCN® certification review manual. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Forman, S.J., Negrin, R.S., Antin, J.H., & Appelbaum, F.R. (Eds.). (2016). Thomas’ hematopoietic cell transplantation (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Hinkle, J., & Cheever, K. (2014). Brunner & Suddarth’s textbook of medical-surgical nursing (13th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.
Hockenberry, M.J., & Wilson, D. (Eds.). (2015). Wong’s nursing care of infants and children (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.
Hockenberry, M.J., Wilson, D., & Rodgers, C.C. (2017). Wong’s essentials of pediatric nursing (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.
Ignatavicius, S., and Workman M.L. (2016). Medical-surgical nursing: patient-centered collaborative care (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Jordan, M. (Ed). (2018). Varcarolis' foundations of psychiatric-mental health nursing: A clinical approach (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Kline, N.E. (Ed.). (2014). Essentials of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing: A core curriculum (4th ed.). Glenview, IL: Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.
Lester, J.L. & Schmitt, P. (Eds.). (2011). Cancer rehabilitation and survivorship. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Lewis, S., Bucher, L., Heitkemper, M., Harding, M., Kwong, J., & Roberts, D. (2017). Medical-surgical nursing (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Olsen, M., & Zitella, L.J. (Eds.). (2013). Hematologic malignancies in adults. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Olsen, M., LeFebvre, K., & Brassil, K. (Eds.) (2019). Chemotherapy and immunotherapy guidelines and recommendations for practice. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Potter, P., Perry, A., Stockert, P., & Hall, A. (2017). Fundamentals of nursing (9th ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Vallerand, A.H., Sanoski, C.A., & Deglin, J.H. (2015). Davis’s drug guide for nurses (15th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.
Yarbro, C.H., Wujcik, D., & Gobel, B.H. (Eds.). (2017). Cancer nursing: Principles and practice (8th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.