Good post dude. I am in an accelerated BSN program. Way easier than my previous degree. My friend is in one too. My school is a private for profit school. His is at a CSU. Our tests are the same, and they both rely heavily on ATI. My school has a much better NCLEX pass rate. Go figure.
Anyways, neither of us think it's hard. That's just us. However, most of my classmates were struggling last semester despite bragging about how well they were doing. It was all an act. When exams came, they would stress and look for shortcuts instead of really trying to master the material like a boss. They also relied heavily on homework and projects to pass. Most of these people were very critical of others and made students that were doing a little bit worse than them feel bad. The better students like yours truly, didn't stress and were always positive.
Here is my advice. Stick with it. You will be fine. Don't compare yourself to others. Be the best version of you possible, and that will be more than enough to succeed. Peace