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Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Awardees Announced

Published on: August 8, 2022

Watertown, New York – Samaritan Medical Center Foundation of Northern New York is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Susan Peters Nursing Scholarship. The 2022 scholarship awardees are Desiree Fuller and Daniel Ladouceur.

The Susan Peters Nursing Scholarship was established in 2018 to assist with the education costs for an RN continuing their education, specifically to pursue a Nurse Practitioner degree. Two scholarships of $2,000 are awarded each year.

Mrs. Peters graduated from the former House of the Good Samaritan School of Nursing and retired from Samaritan Medical Center as a Certified Oncology Nurse; prior to that, she had served as a staff RN and more than 20 years as a Nurse Manager of Medical/Surgical, Orthopaedic and Alternate Level of Care Units. Susan Passed away in 2020.

Nurse Practitioners are able to provide many of the same services as physicians, including developing treatment plans for their patients, ordering tests, performing minor procedures, and prescribing medication.

For more information or to obtain a scholarship application, please contact the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation at 315-785-4584, visit, or email

Pictured here, left to right, are Mary Dawley, Susan Peters Scholarship Committee Member, Daniel Ladouceur, Scholarship Recipient, Beth Fipps, VP, Foundation & Community Services, Desiree Fuller, Scholarship Recipient, and Marie Hess, Susan Peters Scholarship Committee Member.

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