For my A&P II class, we only had 3 practicals that covered a LOT of material (most of them covered multiple systems). Each practical had about 100 questions. Some stations had multiple questions (we were permitted one minute at each station regardless of how many questions were there). The class was ROUGH, and the exams were extremely challenging.
I had to take this class after completing multiple other A&P courses from previous degrees (thanks to very strict nursing pre-reqs, this particular class needs to be on my transcript
), so I know what to expect in most Anatomy and/or Physiology courses.
Yes, many people did get Bs in this class, but I can guarantee you that they know a heck of a lot more than many other students who recieved As in their A&P II course. Does it stink? ABSOLUTELY. Is it fair? NO. But that's just the way the cookie crumbled for a number of my peers.
What you are going through is unfortunately very common. I can totally relate. My first semester of college, I enrolled in calculus. I simply registered for the course that fit best in my schedule, not knowing that the professor was notoriously difficult. We started with 36+ students and only about 6 took the final. I spent almost every free moment I had that semester in the tutoring center, and got a C in the course. I am darn proud of that C because so many of my peers backed down from the challenge, and I know a number of people that would never even take that class with that professor. Does it stink to have that C on my transcript? Of course it does, but I learned a lot and worked hard to get that C.
My advice is to talk to your professor about your situation and ask if he/she has any suggestions for you. I'd also inquire about extra credit opportunities. You still have time to bump your grade up to an A. If you wind up with a B, don't stress out about it too much. Once you become an RN, no one is going to ask what grade you got in A&P or any other course for that matter. Do your best to understand the material and study your butt off.
Best of luck! You can do it!