The cohorts for BAC/BSN have increased to 24 if not more since I graduated. There is a waitlist but there are always people dropping off the list, getting accepted to another school or even dropping down to traditional. It will be an intense 2 years. Clinicals start during your first nursing classes...The BAC/BSN does the same amount of clinical hours, same amount of papers, same amount of tests the traditional students do, only we do it in half the time. If a traditional class is 16 weeks long, we did it in 8 weeks. We lost 50% of our cohort by the time we graduated. I have to agree that everyone of them worked, most worked around three days a week. On the other hand out of the rest of us that graduated there were people working 3 days a week. It comes down to how much time you prioritize on studying. You can be dropped from the program for failing a course, usually you will get dropped to traditional program. It's a great program, it flies by really fast and you'll be ready for the boards as soon as your done. I've already passed my boards and have a job lined up.
But it's no joke, it's going to be the hardest program you ever done, your first test requires you to read 20 chapters before the first day of class...you'll have 4 days to write a paper compared to 2 weeks the traditional students get...and the papers are graded very thoroughly. Even the traditional program loses a lot of students almost equal to what we lost.
My advice plan on getting to school early (we got there around noon), studying in the library on days we had lecture. Find a group and start studying from day 1, they have a peer-buddy program now, use it. Ask the cohorts ahead of you what to expect. By a digital recorder, use a laptop to take notes, have a flash drive handy all the time! You will have to skip vacations, weddings, etc. and give up going out, because you'll need to read and study and write papers, if you're not willing to do that then don't waste your time and money.
All I can say it's do-able, this coming from a BAC/BSN student who is now an alum :)