NCE/SEE Bibliography


The following bibliography lists the sources used by NBCRNA item writers to support questions on both the National Certification Examination (NCE) and Self-Evaluation Examination (SEE). Experts review this bibliography regularly and select sources to fit the content outline. Included in this list are links on the topic of professional issues in nurse anesthesia practice. Topics related to professional issues now appear on the NCE and SEE content outlines under General Principles of Anesthesia. See also the NCE Professional Practice Analysis (PPA) Executive Summary.

This bibliography represents sources currently used by NBCRNA's expert item writers. However, there have been other resources used in the past to write items that may still be active on the exam.

Note that in publishing this list we do not intend to endorse or promote the sale of any particular textbooks.


NCE and SEE FY 2023 Bibliography 

Barash PG, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK, Cahalan MK, Stock MC, Ortega R, Sharar SR, Holt NF, eds. Clinical Anesthesia. 8th edition. Wolters Kluwer; 2017.


Chestnut DH, Wong CA, Tsen LC, Ngan Kee WD, Beilin Y, Mhyre JM, Bateman BT, eds. 6th edition. Elsevier; 2020.


Coté CJ, Lerman J, Anderson BJ. Coté and Lerman's A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children. 6th edition. Elsevier; 2018.


Ehrenwerth J, Eisenkraft J, Berry J, eds. Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications. 3rd edition. Elsevier; 2020.


Farag E, Mounir-Soliman L, Brown DL. Brown's Atlas of Regional Anesthesia. 6th edition. Elsevier; 2020.


Flood P, Rathmell JP, Urman RD, eds. Stoelting's Pharmacology & Physiology in Anesthetic Practice. 6th edition. Wolters Kluwer; 2021.


Foster SD, Callahan MF, eds. A Professional Study and Resource Guide for the CRNA. 2nd edition. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists; 2011.


Gropper MA, Cohen NH, Eriksson LI, Fleisher LA, Leslie K, Wiener-Kronish JP, eds. Miller's Anesthesia (Vols. 1-2). 9th edition. Elsevier; 2019.


Rosenblatt WH, Popescu WM. Master Techniques in Upper and Lower Airway Management. Wolters Kluwer (LWW); 2015.


Hall JE, Hall ME. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. 14th edition. Elsevier; 2020.


Hines RL, Jones SB, eds. Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-existing Disease. 8th edition. Elsevier; 2021.


Jaffe RA, Schmiesing CA, Golianu B. Anesthesiologist's Manual of Surgical Procedures. 6th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2020.


Nagelhout JJ, Elisha S, Heiner JS, eds. Nurse Anesthesia. 7th edition. Elsevier; 2020.



Additional Resources


American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. AANA Practice Documents website.


Specific topics (and their sublinks) to be selected from the site include:

  • AANA Document Definitions and Policies
  • Code of Ethics
  • Standards
  • Guidelines
  • Quality of Care in Anesthesia
  • Position Statements
  • Practice Considerations
  • Policy Considerations
  • Advisory Opinion
  • Joint Position Statement
  • Forms and Resources


    New York School of Regional Anesthesia. NYSORA Website.