NCE/SEE Examination 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.

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NCE and SEE FY 2021 Bibliography:

Barash PG, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK, et al. Clinical Anesthesia. Eighth edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2017.

Chestnut DH, Wong CA, Tsen LC, et al. Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice. Sixth edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2020.

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

Davis PJ, Cladis FP. Smith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children. Ninth edition. Elsevier; 2016.

Dorsch JA, Dorsch SE. Understanding Anesthesia Equipment. Fifth edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007.

Ehrenwerth J, Eisenkraft J, Berry J. Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications. Second edition. St. Louis: Mosby; 2013.

Farag E, Mounir-Soliman L. Brown's Atlas of Regional Anesthesia. Fifth edition. Elsevier; 2016.

Flood P, Rathmell JP, Shafer S. Stoelting's Pharmacology & Physiology in Anesthetic Practice. Fifth edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014.

Foster SD, Callahan MF. A Professional Study and Resource Guide for the CRNA. Second edition. Park Ridge, IL: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists; 2011.

Hagberg C, Artime C, Aziz M. Hagberg and Benumof's Airway Management. Fourth edition. Elsevier; 2018.

Hall JE. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. 13th edition. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2015.

Hines RL, Marschall KE. Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-existing Disease. Seventh edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2018.

Miller RD, Cohen NH, Eriksson LI, et al. Miller's Anesthesia (Vols. 1-2). Eighth edition. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2014.

Nagelhout JJ, Elisha S. Nurse Anesthesia. Sixth edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2018. 


​Additional Resources

The following resource was selected by the NCE and SEE Exam Subcommittees to supplement the current bibliography on the topic of professional practice.

1. 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
  • Policy Considerations
  • Advisory Opinion
  • Joint Position Statement
  • Forms and Resources