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The mission of the Cochran School of Nursing is to educate adult learners in the art and science of nursing. This two year program grants an Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) with a major in nursing, and prepares graduates for the NCLEX-RN exam, leading to licensure as a Registered Professional nurse.

The faculty is committed to providing an educational foundation that identifies the healthcare needs of the diverse communities in which the graduates will serve. The faculty integrates current concepts from nursing education, nursing research, health care delivery and medicine, while using state-of-the-art technology to help students achieve program outcomes.

Liberal arts and sciences serve as the foundation for nursing courses as students integrate knowledge to become competent nurses in a complex health care system.

The Cochran School of Nursing values concepts of caring, safety, ethical integrity, respect for all individuals, quality and commitment to lifelong professional learning.


3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Virtual Information Sessions


December 7, 2023

December 21, 2023

Please contact admissions for more information.


NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Year NY State Average CSN
2021 77.5% 76.74%
2022 73.9% 77.78%
2023 82.60% 82.98%

2023 CSN 1st Quarter, first time takers 80.77%, all takers 100%

2023 CSN 2nd Quarter, first time takers 84.47%, all takers 89.47%

2023 CSN 3rd Quarter, first time takers 87.5%, all takers 90%

Cochran School of Nursing produces graduates who are skilled, confident, and prepared for complex patient care. 

  • CSN is affiliated with St. Johns Riverside Hospital
    • Guaranteed Clinical Placement
    • Potential Job Opportunities Available Upon Graduation
    • Potential Summer Student Externships
  • CSN Offers:
    • Small Class and Clinical Groups
    • Spring and Fall Admissions
    • Day and Evening Classes
    • High Tech Simulation and Skills Lab
    • Financial Aid Support
    • Several Hospital and Community Scholarships/Awards

Please contact Admissions (914)964-4606 for more information. 

Upon graduation, Cochran graduates have the ability to work while pursuing a higher degree.

  • CSN has articulation agreements with: (obtain a BSN in 2 years or less)
    • Excelsior College
    • Mercy University
    • Chamberlain
    • SUNY Delhi
    • Pace University
    • Grand Canyon University
    • New York Institute of Technology

Please go to Admission Requirements prior to filling out an application for requirements.

A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required for applications.

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The Associate Degree nursing program at St. John’s Riverside Hospital at the Cochran School of Nursing located in Yonkers, NY is accredited by the:

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

Cochran School of Nursing is currently registered with the State of New York Education Department.