2021 BMTCN Test References

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

Baggott, C.R., Fochtman, D., Foley, G.V., & Kelly, K.P. (Eds.). (2011). Nursing care of children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders (4th ed.). Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses. 

Bernardo, L.M., & Becker, B.J. (Eds.). (2016). Integrating physical activity into cancer care: An evidence-based approach. Oncology Nursing Society.

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

Bush, N.J., & Gorman, L.M. (Eds.). (2018). Psychosocial nursing care along the cancer continuum (3rd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.

Camp-Sorrell, D., & Matey, L. (Eds.). (2017). Access device standards of practice for oncology nursing. Oncology Nursing Society.

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

Erickson, J.M., & Payne, K. (Eds.). (2016). Ethics in oncology nursing. Oncology Nursing Society.

Faiman, B. (Ed.). (2016). BMTCN® certification review manual. Oncology Nursing Society.

Ferrell, B.R., & Paice, J.A. (Eds.). (2019). Oxford textbook of palliative care nursing (8th ed.). Oxford University Press.

Forman, S.J., Negrin, R.S., Antin, J.H., & Appelbaum, F.R. (Eds.). (2016). Thomas’ hematopoietic cell

transplantation (5th ed.). John Wiley and Sons.

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

Hockenberry, M.J., & Wilson, D. (Eds.). (2018). Wong’s nursing care of infants and children (11th ed.). Elsevier Mosby. 

Hockenberry, M.J., Wilson, D., & Rodgers, C.C. (2017). Wong’s essentials of pediatric nursing (10th ed.). Elsevier Mosby. 

Ignatavicius, S., & Workman M.L. (2016). Medical-surgical nursing: Patient-centered collaborative care (9th ed.). Elsevier.

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

Jordan, M. (Ed). (2018). Varcarolis' foundations of psychiatric-mental health nursing: A clinical approach (8th

ed.). Elsevier. 

Kline, N.E. (Ed.). (2014). Essentials of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing: A core curriculum (4th ed.). Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses. 

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

Lee, D.W., & Shah, N.N. (Eds.). (2020). Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies for cancer: A practical guide. 


Lewis, S., Bucher, L., Heitkemper, M., Harding, M., Kwong, J., & Roberts, D. (2019). Medical-surgical nursing (11th ed.). Elsevier. 

Lubejko, B.G., & Wilson, B.J. (2019). Oncology nursing scope and standards of practice. Oncology Nursing Society.

Newton, S., Hickey, M., & Brant, J.M. (2016). Mosby's oncology nursing advisor: A comprehensive guide to clinical practice (2nd ed.). Elsevier Mosby.

Olsen, M., & Zitella, L.J. (Eds.). (2013). Hematologic malignancies in adults. Oncology Nursing Society.

Olsen, M.M., LeFebvre, K.B., & Brassil, K.J. (Eds.). (2019). Chemotherapy and immunotherapy guidelines and recommendations for practice. Oncology Nursing Society.

Potter, P., Perry, A., Stockert, P., & Hall, A. (2017). Fundamentals of nursing (9th ed.). Elsevier. 

Schmit-Pokorny, K., & Eisenberg, S. (Eds.). (2020). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A manual for nursing practice (3rd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.

Vallerand, A.H., Sanoski, C.A., & Deglin, J.H. (2021). Davis’s drug guide for nurses (17th ed.). F.A. Davis Company.

Wilkes, G.M., & Barton-Burke, M. (Eds.). (2018). Oncology nursing drug handbook. Jones and Bartlett Learning. 

Yarbro, C.H., Wujcik, D., & Gobel, B.H. (Eds.). (2017). Cancer nursing: Principles and practice (8th ed.). Jones and Bartlett.