The following list of primary references identifies the resources used to develop items on the AOCNP® 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 and Erb’s fundamentals of nursing concepts, process and practice (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
Bush, N.J. & Gorman, L.M. (Eds.). (2018). Psychosocial nursing along the care continuum (3rd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Children’s Oncology Group. (2018). Long-term follow-up guidelines for survivors of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer. (4th ed.). Retrieved from http://www.survivorshipguidelines.org
Either, A.M., Rollins, J. & Stewart, J. (Eds.). (2010). Pediatric oncology palliative and end-of-life care resource. Glenview, IL: Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.
Ezzone, S. (Ed.). (2013). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A manual for nursing practice (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Ferrell, B.R., & Paice, J.A. (Eds.). (2019). Oxford textbook of palliative care nursing (8th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Forman, S.J., Negrin, R.S, Antin, J.H., & Appelbaum, F.R. (Eds.). (2016). Thomas’ hematopoietic cell transplantation (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
Hinkle, J., & Cheever, K. (2017). Brunner and Suddarth’s textbook of medical-surgical nursing (14th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.
Hockenberry, M.J., & Wilson, D. (Eds.). (2018). Wong’s nursing care of infants and children (11th 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., & Workman M.L. (2016). Medical-surgical nursing: Patient-centered collaborative care (9th 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.
Kline, N.E. (Ed.). (2019). Pediatric chemotherapy and biotherapy curriculum (4th ed.). Glenview, IL: Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.
Lewis, S., Bucher, L., Heitkemper, M., Harding, M., Kwong, J., & Roberts, D. (2019). Medical-surgical nursing (11th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Lubejko, B.G., & Wilson, B.J. (2019). Oncology nursing scope and standards of practice. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Newton, S., Hickey, M., & Brant, J.M. (2016). Mosby's oncology nursing advisor: A comprehensive guide to clinical practice (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.
Orkin, S.H., Nathan, D.G., Ginsburg, D., Look, A.T., Fisher, D.E., & Lux, S.E. (2015). Nathan and Oski's hematology of infancy and childhood (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders.
Pizzo, P.A., & Poplock, D.G. (Eds.). (2016). Principles and practice of pediatric oncology (7th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Potter, P., Perry, A., Stockert, P., & Hall, A. (2017). Fundamentals of nursing (9th ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Taketomo, C.K., Hodding, J.H., & Kraus, D.M. (2019). Pediatric and neonatal dosage handbook (25th ed.). Hudson, OH: Lexi-Comp.
Vallerand, A.H., Sanoski, C.A., & Deglin, J.H. (2019). Davis’s drug guide for nurses (16th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.