Study Guide for the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 5th Edition
Get the most out of your OCN® Exam review with this helpful study tool! Corresponding to the chapters in The Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 5th Edition, this definitive study guide endorsed by the Oncology Nursing Society covers the entire scope of practice for oncology nursing. It is based on the latest test blueprint for the OCN Exam, with more than 1,200 practice questions addressing all oncology topics, including the newest advances in cancer treatment and related nursing care. Prepare to succeed on your OCN Exam with this ONS-endorsed study resource!
- The definitive study guide for the OCN® Examination is developed in collaboration with, and endorsed by, the Oncology Nursing Society, the parent organization of the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), which administers the OCN Examination.
- Coverage of the entire scope of oncology nursing care includes quality of life, protective mechanisms, gastrointestinal and urinary function, cardiopulmonary function, oncologic emergencies, the scientific basis for practice, health promotion, and professional performance.
- An answer key includes rationales for correct and incorrect responses.
- NEW! Revised and updated content reflects the latest OCN® Examination test blueprint and The Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 5th Edition.
- NEW emphasis on application-level questions helps you apply your knowledge more effectively.
- NEW! Updates on cancer treatment and related nursing care include the most current and accurate information, preparing you for the OCN Exam and for expert clinical practice.
- NEW! Emphasis on QSEN competencies is designed to reduce errors in oncology nursing practice with a focus on safety and evidence-based practice, including a Safety Alert icon and a High-Alert Medication icon for cancer chemotherapy drugs.
Part One: Health Promotion, Screening and Early Detection 1. Epidemiology, Prevention, and Health Promotion 2. Screening and Early Detection
Part Two: Scientific Basis for Practice 3. Carcinogenesis 4. Immunology 5. Genetic Risk Factors 6. Research Protocols and Clinical Trials 7. Breast Cancer 8. Lung Cancer 9. Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract 10. Cancers of the Reproductive System 11. Cancers of the Urinary System 12. Skin Cancer 13. Head and Neck Cancers 14. Cancers of the Neurologic System 15. Leukemia 16. Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma 17. Bone and Soft Tissue Cancers 18. HIV-Related Cancers
Part Three: Treatment Modalities 19. Nursing Implication of Surgical Treatment 20. Nursing Implications of Blood and Marrow Transplant 21. Nursing Implications of Radiation Therapy 22. Nursing implications of Chemotherapy 23. Nursing implications of Targeted Therapies and Biotherapy 24. Nursing implications of Support Therapies and Procedures
Part Four: Symptom Management 25. Pharmacologic Interventions 26. Complimentary and Integrative Modalities 27. Alterations in Hematologic and Immune Function 28. Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function 29. Alterations in Genitourinary Function 30. Alterations in Musculoskeletal, Integumentary and Neurologic Functions 31. Alterations in Respiratory Function 32. Alterations in Cardiovascular Function 33. Alterations in Nutritional Status 34. Comfort
Part Five: Psychosocial Dimensions of Care 35. Cultural, Spiritual, and Religious Diversity 36. Altered Body Image 37. Coping Mechanisms and Skills 38. Psychosocial Disturbances and Alterations 39. Sexuality
Part Six: Oncologic Emergencies 40. Metabolic Emergencies 41. Structural Emergencies
Part Seven: Survivorship 42. Survivorship
Part Eight: Palliative and End-of-life Care 43. Palliative and End-of-life Care
Part Nine: Professional Practice 44. Evidence-Based Practice and Standards of Oncology Nursing 45. Education Process 46. Legal Issues 47. Ethical Issues 48. Professional Issues Answer Key
ONS, June Eilers, June Eilers, PhD, ARPN, CNS, BC, Martha Langhorne, MSN, RN, FNP, AOCN, Nurse Practitioner, Binghamton Gastroenterology, Binghamton, New York; Advanced Practice Nurse,
Oncology/Nursing Education and Research, United Health Services Hospitals, Johnson City, New York. and Regina Fink, Regina M. Fink, RN, PhD, AOCN, FAAN
Research Nurse Scientist
Department of Professional Resources
University of Colorado Hospital
Aurora, CO 80045