Yikes. 90% is very difficult to obtain. I had a 78% "minimum" for a passing grade which was based solely on exams! This was an accl BSN program. I found 78% was difficult for me ; I could not imagine trying for 90%! I found my program admission sucks you in with the NCLEX pass rates, great job opportunities with their “career fairs”, block schedules, availability of the professor, clinical sites, reputation, lab support, etc when in reality the professor were AWFUL, were not available and unwilling to help you, and you could not chose your schedule or clinical sites, the dean/asst dean/bsn chair were the devils AND they did not have a career fair nor help us prepare to find a position. I felt they are basically a for profit school, not a Catholic school. Out of a starting class of 120, only 60 graduated because of the “fail one class and you are out.” 50k is a lot of much money.
Another thought is start the program and if it is not for you, drop out before the deadline to pay the tuition which would allow you to gauge your interest, the program, the professors, clinicals, etc. My school’s first test was conveniently AFTER the drop date just to get your money. Students were money to them, not people with emotion, or future nurses. They did not care if people passed the classes or not because the ones that got through gave them a high pass rate for the NCLEX stats. I wish I would of researched the program more and applied elsewhere.
If you decided to start, you can prepare now by reviewing the basics for each class you are taking (patho, med surg I, skills, etc) and buying a few NCLEX books to learn how to answer the application questions. Start to know your basic levels (vital signs, IV fluids, transferring patients, etc).
Make sure the admissions counselors do not profit off of each student they bring in….
I wish you luck!!