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Gastroenterology Nursing Certification Bibliography

Note: All references are important, but bolded references were chosen by members of the Gastroenterology Nursing Certification Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the gastroenterology nursing certification exam.


Bloom, S., Webster, G., & Marks, D. (2012). Oxford handbook of gastroenterology and hepatology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Burns, C. E., Dunn, A. M., Brady, M. A., Starr, N. B., Blosser, C. G., & Garzon, D. L. (2016). Pediatric primary care (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier.

Canadian Nurses Association. (2008). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2015). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties. Ottawa: Author.

Carpenito-Moyet, L. J. (2008). Nursing diagnosis: Application to clinical practice (12th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Corbett, J. (2004). Laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures with nursing diagnoses (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Drossman, D., Grimm, I. S., & Shaheen, N. J. (2005). Handbook of gastroenterologic procedures (Rev. 4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Feldman, M., Friedman, L. S., & Brandt, L. J. (Eds.). (2016). Sleisenger and Fordtran’s gastrointestinal and liver disease (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier.

Hockenberry, M. J., & Wilson, D. (2011). Wong's nursing care of infants and children (9th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Karch, A. M. (2008). 2009 Lippincott's nursing drug guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Lewis, S. L., Ruff Dirksen, S., McLean Heitkemper, M., Bucher, L., & Camera, I. M. (Eds.). (2014). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (3rd Cdn. ed.). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.

Lilley, L. L., Harrington, S., Snyder, J. S., & Swart, B. (2011). Pharmacology for Canadian health care practice (2nd ed.). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.

Malarkey, L., & McMorrow, M. E. (2005). Saunders nursing guide to laboratory and diagnostic tests. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier.

McPhee, S., & Papadakis, M. (2008). Current medical diagnosis & treatment. New Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill.

Paul, P., Day, R., & Williams, B. (2016). Brunner and Suddarth's Canadian textbook of medical-surgical nursing (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Pierce, L. (2006). Management of the mechanically ventilated patient (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Potter, P. A., & Griffin Perry, A. (2014). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (Rev. 4th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Potter, P. A., Perry, A. G., Stockert, P., & Hall, A. (2011). Basic nursing: Essentials for practice (7th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Sartor, R. B., & Sanborn, W. (2004). Kirsner’s inflammatory bowel diseases (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders.

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. (2009). Manual of gastrointestinal procedures (6th ed.). Retrieved from https://sgna.ps.membersuite.com/onlinestorefront/BrowseMerchandise.aspx?contextID=8070daaa-0066-ccf8-414d-0b3a29b1f2f9

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. (2013). Gastroenterology nursing: A core curriculum (5th ed.). Retrieved from https://sgna.ps.membersuite.com/onlinestorefront/BrowseMerchandise.aspx?contextID=8070daaa-0066-ccf8-414d-0b3a29b1f2f9

Taylor, C., Lillis, C., LeMone, P., & Lynn, P. (2008). Fundamentals of nursing: The art and science of nursing care (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Vallerand, A. H., Sanoski, C. A., & Deglin, J. H. (2015). Davis's drug guide for nurses (14th ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company. Available on NurseONE.ca (EbookCentral)

Venes, D. (Ed.). (2005). Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary (20th ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.

Young, R. J., & Philichi, L. (Eds.). (2008). Clinical handbook of pediatric gastroenterology. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing.