2023 CPHON® Test References

The following list of primary references identifies the resources used to develop items on the CPHON® 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.  

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

Children’s Oncology Group. (2018). Long-term follow-up guidelines for survivors of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer [version 5.0].  

Ethier, A.M., Rollins, J., & Stewart, J. (Eds.). (2010). Pediatric oncology palliative and end-of-life care resource. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.  

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. (Eds.). (2018). Wong’s nursing care of infants and children (11th ed.). Elsevier Mosby.  

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

Kimberlin, D.W., Barnett, E.D., Lynfield, R., & Sawyer, M.H. (Eds.). (2021). Red book®: 2021–2024 report of the committee on infectious diseases (32nd ed.). American Academy of Pediatrics.  

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

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

Pizzo, P.A., & Poplack, D.G. (Eds.). (2016). Principles and practice of pediatric oncology (7th ed.). Wolters Kluwer Health.  

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

Taketomo, C.K. (2020). Pediatric and neonatal dosage handbook (27th ed.). Lexi-Comp.  

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