2023 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  

Alyea, E.P., III, Ho, V.T., Glotzbecker, B.E., & Nageshwar, P. (2020). Handbook of stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy management. Demos Medical Publishing.

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.

Eggert, J., Byar, K., & Parks, L.S. (Eds.). (2022). Cancer basics (3rd 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.

Forman, S.J., Negrin, R.S., Antin, J.H., & Appelbaum, F.R. (Eds.). (2016). Thomas’ hematopoietic cell transplantation (5th ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

Herring, R.A. (Ed.). (2019). The pediatric chemotherapy and biotherapy curriculum (4th ed.). Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.  

Hockenberry, M.J., Wilson, D., & Rodgers, C.C. (2022). Wong’s essentials of pediatric nursing (11th ed.). Elsevier Mosby.

Katz, A. (2018). Breaking the silence on cancer and sexuality: A handbook for healthcare providers (2nd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.  

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

Lee, D.W., & Shah, N.N. (Eds.). (2019). Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies for cancer: A practical guide. Elsevier.

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

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

Maziarz, R.T., & Slater, S.S. (Eds.). (2021). Blood and marrow transplant handbook: Comprehensive guide for patient care (3rd ed.). Springer Nature Switzerland.  

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

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

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

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. (2021). Davis’s drug guide for nurses (17th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. 

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