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.

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


NCE and SEE FY 2022 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. Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice. 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, Shafer S, eds. Stoelting's Pharmacology & Physiology in Anesthetic Practice. 5th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014.

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

Hagberg CA, Artime C, Aziz MF. Hagberg and Benumof's Airway Management. 4th edition. Elsevier; 2018.

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

Hines RL, Marschall KE, eds. Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-existing Disease. 7th edition. Elsevier; 2018.

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

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

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