Hello everybody- I'am grateful for allnurses and all the support and helpful information on this site...So I wanted to share my experience of the A&P excelsior exam and what I used to pass with a "C" today. I know a "C" is just passing, but I'm actually okay with it because it was a very hard exam. Everyone is different, I read through so many threads to figure out how I will study for this exam, I'm the type I have to read over and over again to understand, and I have photogenic memory. I used The "Barrons E-Z A&P" book, read it thoroughly, bought an old edition of the Martini recommended textbook [only used it as a reference]. I also bought the sg101, which i did not use, I cant follow bullet points, although a great studyguide, it wasn't for me. I took the excelsior practice exams twice, yes twice, because I wanted to see my progress. So the very first time I took the practice exam A- i got a 69, without any studying. exam B i got a 39, I felt discouraged, knew I was over thinking on the questions [this is just how i'am, test anxiety related]. Then I read only the Barron's book and retook the practice exams again, this time on exam A- received a 45, and exam B received a 48. Still felt discouraged, but I had read all the of the Barron's book and cross referenced with the Martini textbook as far as the exam questions were concerned. And one week later - now, I passed the A&P exam with a "C"....hope this helps someone, because I know how it feels having the fear of failing, not knowing what will be on the exam. And if anyone has any suggestions/study tips about the nursing theory exams for me- i would greatly appreciate it!! and of course prayer with some sacrifices helps alot as well!