2017 AOCNS Test Reference List

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

Primary Test References

Bastable, S.B. (Ed.). (2014). Nurse as educator: Principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Brant, J.M., & Wickham, R. (Eds). (2013). Statement on the scope and standards of oncology nursing practice: Generalist and advanced practice. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Brown, C.G. (Ed.). (2010). A guide to oncology symptom management. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society. 

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

Camp-Sorrell, D. (Ed.). (2011). Access device guidelines: Recommendations for nursing practice and education (3rd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Camp-Sorrell, D., & Hawkins, R.A. (Eds.). (2014). Clinical manual for the oncology advanced practice nurse (3rd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Clarke, L.K., & Dropkin, M.J. (Eds.). (2006). Site-specific cancer series: Head and neck cancer. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Conrad, K.J., & Kanaskie, M.L. (Eds.). (2005). Continuing education activities: A planning manual (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

DeVita, V.T., Jr., Lawrence, T.S., & Rosenberg, S.A. (Eds.). (2011). Cancer: Principles and practice of oncology (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Esper, P., & Kuebler, K.K. (Eds.). (2008). Palliative practices from A–Z for the bedside clinician (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Ferrell, B.R., & Coyle, N. (Eds.). (2010). Oxford textbook of palliative nursing (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gobel, B.H., Triest-Robertson, S., & Vogel, W.H. (Eds.). (2009). Advanced oncology nursing certification review and resource manual. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Gullatte, M.M. (Ed.). (2011). Nursing management: Principles and practice (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Kaplan, M. (Ed.). (2013). Understanding and managing oncologic emergencies: A resource for nurses (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Lee, C.O., & Decker, G.M. (2012). Cancer and Complementary Medicine: Your guide to Smart Choices in Symptom Management. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

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

Mahon, S.M. (Ed.). (2011). Site-specific cancer series: Breast cancer (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Newton, S., Hickey, M., & Marrs, J. (2009). Mosby’s oncology nursing advisor: A comprehensive guide to clinical practice (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. 

Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2011). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Polovich, M., Olsen, M.. & LeFebvre, K.B. (Eds.). (2014). Chemotherapy and biotherapy guidelines and recommendations for practice (4th ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Turkoski, B.B. (Ed.). (2014). Drug information handbook for advanced practice nursing (15th ed.). Hudson, OH: Lexi-Comp.

Yarbro, C.H., Wujcik, D., & Gobel, B.H. (Eds.). (2011). Cancer nursing: Principles and practice (7th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.