2023 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  

Aydiner, A., Igci, A., & Soran, A. (Eds.). (2019). Breast disease: Management and therapies, volume 2 (2nd ed.). Springer Nature Switzerland.  

Beery, T.A., Workman, M.L., & Eggert, J.A. (2018). Genetics and genomics in nursing and health care (2nd ed.). F.A. Davis Company.  

Bland, K.I., Copeland, E.M., Klimberg, V.S., & Gradishar, W.J. (Eds.). (2018).  The breast: Comprehensive management of benign and malignant diseases (5th ed.). Elsevier.  

Berman, A., Snyder, S., & Frandsen, G. (2021).  Kozier and Erb’s fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process, and practice (11th ed.). Pearson Education.  

Brown, C.G. (Ed.). (2015). A guide to oncology symptom management (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.  

Christensen, D.M., & Cantril, C. (Eds.). (2020). Oncology nurse navigation: Delivering patient-centered care across the continuum (2nd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.

Cristian, A. (Ed.). (2020). Breast cancer and gynecologic cancer rehabilitation. Elsevier.  

Davidson, G.W., Lester, J.L., & Routt, M. (Eds.). (2014).  Surgical oncology nursing. Oncology Nursing Society.  

Eggert, J.A., Byar, K.L., & Parks, L.S. (Ed.). (2022).  Cancer basics (3rd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.  

Ellis, C. (2018). Brunner and Suddarth’s handbook of laboratory and diagnostic tests (3rd ed.). Wolters Kluwer Health.  

Ferrell, B.R., & Paice, J.A. (Eds.). (2019). Oxford textbook of palliative nursing (5th ed.). Oxford University Press.

Govindan, R., & Devarakonda, S. (Eds.). (2019). Cancer genomics for the clinician. Demos Medical Publishing.

Halter, M.J. (Ed.). (2022).  Varcarolis’ foundations of psychiatric-mental health nursing: A clinical approach (9th ed.). Elsevier.

Harding, M.M., Kwong, J., Roberts, D., Hagler, D., & Reinisch, C. (Eds.). (2020).  Lewis’s medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and management of clinical problems (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.L., Cheever, K.H., & Overbaugh, K.J. (2022).  Brunner and Suddarth’s textbook of medical-surgical nursing (15th ed.). Wolters Kluwer Health.

Ignatavicius, D.D., Workman, M.L., Rebar, C.R., & Heimgartner, N.M. (Eds.). (2021).  Medical-surgical nursing: Concepts for interprofessional collaborative care (10th ed.). Elsevier.

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.  

Kreitler, S. (2019). Psycho-oncology for the clinician: The patient behind the disease. Springer Nature Switzerland.

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

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

Mahon, S.M. (2021). Understanding genomic and hereditary cancer risk: A handbook for oncology nurses. Oncology Nursing Society.

McQuestion, M., Drapek, L.C., & Witt, M.E. (Eds.). (2021). Manual for radiation oncology nursing practice and education (5th ed.). Oncology Nursing Society.  

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.

Pagana, K.D., Pagana, T.J., & Pagana, T.J. (2021).  Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests (7th ed.). Elsevier.

Potter, P.A., Perry, A.G., Stockert, P.A., & Hall, A. (2021).  Fundamentals of nursing (10th ed.). Elsevier. 

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.