I failed the excelsior A&P 1 test!

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Hi guys! So a couple months back I took that A&P 1 exam and failed it! I took the test very hastily after not studying much...I was trying to make the deadline. So I've been studying for a couple months, but now I'm afraid to take it again! I bought the practice test before so I can't buy it again. I have no way of testing my knowledge so I'm so afraid to fail again...I'll have to wait 90 days to retake it if I do! But I also want to start moving forward with the nursing courses ugh! Any advice? Or resources? Thanks in advance!

NotMyProblem MSN

NotMyProblem MSN, ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 36 years experience. 2,690 Posts

I failed EC's A&P back in 2006. I gave up on any and all 'occasional' studies towards becoming an RN because I wasn't serious about it anyway.

When I retook it in 2009, I passed it with a B and 22 days of studying using stugygroup101 notes. It was A LOT of reading, but it did the job.

THE1RN2b

THE1RN2b

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That's great! So you went on to finish? I'm in the process of studying again now...I'm using some of study guide 101 and some YouTube videos..the lady is reviewing the book that's required to read...question..when you bought the test a second time were you able to purchase the practice test again? Did you use YW practice tests at all?

NotMyProblem MSN

NotMyProblem MSN, ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 36 years experience. 2,690 Posts

When I returned, I had my RN license in 10 months. I purchased the practice exams for the first time during my second attempt at A&P. During my enrollment period, I didn't fail anything; so I never had the need to purchase the practice exams for a second time.

But I did hear that you'd only have excess to your previous practice exam once you re-registered for the real exam. Even if you passed, but wanted to try for a higher grade, you'd still have the same practice exam. This is nothing new. So, if your old practice exam is available, review it, paying particular attention to the rationales on correct and incorrect answers.

I dont know what YW practice tests are. So I have to say no, I've not used them. What I did use to complete general education requirements during my BSN pursuit was instantcert.com. They may have some helpful review materials for you as well.

But keep in mind the fact that if you fail an exam without using the recommended textbooks, you won't be able to challenge your grade.

THE1RN2b

THE1RN2b

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Great so you did utilize that practice tests cool. I will def check that website out as well...thank you so much! And congrats on your successes.

Leedeedee

Leedeedee

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I would recommend taking a look at Study.com. The basic unlimited course package is about $40 per month (I wouldn't bother with paying extra for quizzes and you don't need their ACE credit package) and they have study courses specifically for UEXCEL exams, including both the A&P. I haven't used them for A&P but have studied and passed other UEXCEL and TECEP exams using them. UExcel Anatomy and Physiology I: Study Guide & Test Prep Course - Online Video Lessons | Study.com

THE1RN2b

THE1RN2b

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@leedeedee thank you! I saw a few videos from them before and they were great! Perhaps I'lol give them another shot

THE1RN2b

THE1RN2b

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So I took the plunge, took the test and passed with a B! Thanks every one for your help!