2019 CBCN® Test References

The following list of primary references identifies the resources used to develop items on the CBCN® 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

American Cancer Society. (2017). Breast cancer facts and figures, 2017–2018. Retrieved from https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-...

Babiera, G.V., Skoracki, R.J., & Esteva, F.J. (Eds.). (2012). Advanced therapy of breast disease (3rd ed.). Shelton, CT: People's Medical Publishing House.

Berman, A., Snyder, S., & Frandsen, G. (2016). Kozier & Erb’s fundamentals of nursing (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. 

Bernardo, L.M., & Becker, B.J. (Eds.). (2017). Integrating physical activity into cancer care: An evidence-based approach. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Blaseg, K.D., Daugherty, P., & Gamblin, K.A. (Eds.). (2014). Oncology nurse navigation: Delivering patient-centered care across the continuum. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Brant, J.M., & Wickham, R. (Eds.). (2013). Statement on the scope and standards of oncology nursing practice: Generalist and advanced practice. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Brown, C.G. (Ed.). (2015). A guide to oncology symptom management (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society. 

Burke, C.C. (Ed.). (2009). Psychosocial dimensions of oncology nursing care (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Calzone, K.A., Masny, A., & Jenkins, J. (Eds.). (2010). Genetics and genomics in oncology nursing practice. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society. 

Eggert, J. (Ed.). (2017). Cancer basics (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Ferrell, B.R., Coyle, N. & Paice, J. (Eds.). (2015). Oxford textbook of palliative nursing (4th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Halter, M.J. (Ed.). (2018). Varcarolis’ foundations of psychiatric-mental health nursing (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

Harris, J.R., Lippman, M.E., Morrow, M., & Osborne, C.K. (Eds.). (2014). Diseases of the breast (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Hinkle, J., & Cheever, K. (2017). Brunner & Suddarth’s textbook of medical-surgical nursing (14th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. 

Ignatavicius, D.D., Workman, M.L., & Rebar, C.R.(Eds.). (2018). Medical-surgical nursing: Concepts for interprofessional collaborative care (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

Iwomoto, R.R., Haas, M.L., & Gosselin, T.K. (Eds.). (2012). Manual for radiation oncology nursing practice and education (4th ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Kaplan, M. (Ed.). (2012). Understanding and managing oncologic emergencies: A resource for nurses (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Kuebler, K. (2017). Integration of palliative care in chronic conditions: An interdisciplinary approach. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Lester, J.L., & Schmitt, P. (Eds.). (2011). Cancer rehabilitation and survivorship: Transdisciplinary approaches to personalized care. 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 Mosby. 

Mahon, S.M. (Ed.). (2018). Guide to breast care for oncology nurses. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Mahon, S.M. (Ed.). (2011). Site-specific cancer series: Breast cancer (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Newton, S., Hickey, M., & Brant, J. (2017). Mosby’s oncology nursing advisor: A comprehensive guide to clinical practice (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Pagana, K.D., & Pagana, T.J. (2017). Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Polovich, M., Olsen, M.M., & LeFebvre, K.B. (Eds.) (2014). Chemotherapy and biotherapy guidelines and recommendations for practice (4th ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Potter, P.A., Perry, A.G., Stockert, P., & Hall, A. (2017). Fundamentals of nursing (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Vallerand, A.H., & Sanoski, C.A. (2019). Davis’s drug guide for nurses (16th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company. 

Yarbro, C.H., Wujcik, D., & Gobel, B.H. (Eds.). (2018). Cancer nursing: Principles and practice (8th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.