Cochran School Of Nursing

The mission of the Cochran School of Nursing is to educate men and women in the art and science of professional nursing. This two-year program is designed to lead to an Associate Degree in Applied Science and to prepare students for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN). The faculty assumes the responsibility to provide an educational foundation that supports the health needs of the multicultural community in which the graduate will serve.

The Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest nursing school in Westchester County, has a long history of preparing excellent nursing clinicians. The Administrative Team and Faculty believe that our goals are achieved through the curriculum and through the academic infrastructure described herein. The School is strongly committed to preparing nurses who are competent to serve the health care needs of our communities.

The implementation of the Human Patient Simulator has been made to enhance the clinical experience for our students and the faculty is thoroughly committed to integrate the use of this technology throughout the Nursing Curriculum at Cochran School of Nursing.

St. Johns Riverside Hospital, a 407-bed community hospital, has been providing quality health care for the communities of Yonkers and southern Westchester since 1869. St. Johns staff of 300 highly skilled physicians represents almost every medical and surgical specialty and utilizes St. Johns state-of-the-art medical technology.

Providing exceptional care is our first priority. Our staffs of well qualified Registered Nurses, who are committed to excellence in nursing and quality patient care, ensure that each patient receives professional nursing care that is personalized and patient centered.

St. Johns is accredited by the New York State Health Department and the Joint Commission an Accreditation of Health care Organizations. St. Johns is committed to the highest standards of health care.

Special Facts about Cochran School of Nursing

The Cochran School of Nursing is the oldest nursing school in Westchester County. (More than 2000 nurses have graduated from the Cochran School of Nursing).

We pride ourselves in providing each student with individualized attention from expert faculty as the students learn and practice the many roles of a professional nurse in the classroom and clinical setting.
Our students gain clinical experience at the best hospitals in Westchester County including St. John’s Riverside Hospital Andrus Pavilion, St. John’s Hospital Park Care Pavilion, Westchester Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley, Michael Malotz Skilled Nursing Pavilion, Kateri Senior Residence, Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry, and Jacobi Medical Center.
We provide weekday theory section and evening theory section.
We have an active, integrated program with Mercy College, which offers students all the required, pre and co-requisite courses, tutorial support services, and an easy transition bridge program to facilitate achieving a Baccalaureate and other higher degrees in graduate nursing education.