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
Bastable, S.B. (2019). Nurse as educator: Principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice (5th ed.). Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Berman, A., Snyder, S., & Frandsen, G. (2016). Kozier and Erb’s fundamentals of nursing (10th ed.). Pearson.
Brown, C.G. (Ed.). (2015). A guide to oncology symptom management (2nd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.
Bush, J.O., & Gorman, L.M. (Eds.). (2018). Psychosocial nursing along the cancer continuum (3rd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.
Camp-Sorrell, D., & Hawkins, R.A. (Eds.). (2014). Clinical manual for the oncology advanced practice nurse (3rd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.
DeVita, V.T., Lawrence, T.S., & Rosenberg, S.A. (Eds.). (2019). Cancer: Principles and practice of oncology (11th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
Eggert, J. (Ed.). (2017). Cancer basics (2nd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.
Ellis, C. (2018). Brunner and Suddarth’s handbook of laboratory and diagnostic tests (3rd ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
Ferrell, B.R., & Paice, J. (Eds.). (2019). Oxford textbook of palliative nursing (5th ed.). Oxford University Press.
Gobel, B.H., Triest-Robertson, S., & Vogel, W.H. (Eds.). (2016). Advanced oncology nursing certification review and resource manual (2nd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.
Gullatte, M.M. (Ed.). (2011). Nursing management: Principles and practice (2nd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.
Gunderson, L., & Tepper, J. (Eds.). (2016). Clinical radiation oncology (4th ed.). Elsevier.
Halter, M.J. (Ed.). (2018). Varcarolis’ foundations of psychiatric-mental health nursing (8th ed.). Elsevier Saunders.
Harding, M., Kwong, J., Roberts, D. et al. (2020). Lewis’s Medical-surgical nursing (11th ed.). Elsevier.
Haylock, P.J., & Curtiss, C.P. (Eds.) (2019). Cancer survivorship interprofessional, patient-centered approaches to the seasons of survival. Oncology Nursing Society.
Hinkle, J., & Cheever, K. (2017). Brunner and Suddarth’s textbook of medical-surgical nursing (14th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
Holland, J., Golant, M., Greenberg, D., Hughes, M., Levenson, J., Loscalzo, M., & Pirl, W. (Eds.). (2015). Psycho-oncology: A quick reference on the psychosocial dimensions of cancer symptom management (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.
Holland, J., Wiesel, T., Nelson, C., Roth, A., & Alici, Y. (Eds.). (2015). Geriatric psycho-oncology: A quick reference on the psychosocial dimensions of cancer symptom management. Oxford University Press.
Ignatavicius, D.D., Workman, M.L., & Rebar, C.R. (Eds.). (2018). Medical-surgical nursing: Concepts for interprofessional collaborative care (9th ed.). Elsevier Saunders.
Kaplan, M. (Ed.). (2018). Understanding and managing oncologic emergencies: A resource for nurses (3rd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.
Katz, A. (2018). Breaking the silence on cancer and sexuality: A handbook for healthcare providers (2nd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.
Korc-Grodzicki, B., & Tew, W. (Eds.). (2017). Handbook of geriatric oncology: Practical guide to caring for the older cancer patient. Demos Medical Publishing/Springer Publishing.
Kuebler, K. (2017). Integration of palliative care in chronic conditions: An interdisciplinary approach. Oncology Nursing Society.
Leser, M., Ledesma, N., Bergerson, S., & Trujillo, E. (Eds.). (2018). Oncology nutrition for clinical practice. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Lester, J.L., & Schmitt, P. (Eds.). (2011). Cancer rehabilitation and survivorship: Transdisciplinary approaches to personalized care. Oncology Nursing Society.
Lubejko, B., & Wilson, B. (2019). Oncology nursing scope and standards of practice. Oncology Nursing Society.
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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.
Olsen, M., LeFebvre, K., & Brassil, K. (Eds.). (2019). Chemotherapy and immunotherapy: Guidelines and recommendations for practice. Oncology Nursing Society.
Pagana, K.D., & Pagana, T.J. (2018). Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests (6th ed.). Elsevier Mosby.
Parks, L., & Findlay, M.M. (Eds.). (2019). Gastrointestinal cancer care for oncology nurses. Oncology Nursing Society.
Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2021). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (11th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
Potter, P.A., Perry, A.G., Stockert, P., & Hall, A. (2017). Fundamentals of nursing (9th ed.). Elsevier Mosby.
Routt, M., & Parks, L. (Eds.). (2018). Critical care nursing of the oncology patient. Oncology Nursing Society.
Stuart, G.W. (2013). Principles and practice of psychiatric nursing (10th ed.). Elsevier Mosby.
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Vallerand, A.H., & Sanoski, C.A. (2021). Davis’s drug guide for nurses (17th ed.). F.A. Davis Company.
Walker, S., & Prechtel Dunphy, E. (Eds.). (2018). Guide to cancer immunotherapy. Oncology Nursing Society.
Wilkes, G.M., & Barton-Burke, M. (Eds.). (2020). 2020-2021 oncology nursing drug handbook. Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Yarbro, C.H., Wujcik, D., & Gobel, B.H. (Eds.). (2018). Cancer nursing: Principles and practice (8th ed.). Jones and Bartlett Learning.