LPNs Graduate from Potsdam Nursing School

This marks the second class of graduates from the IGH School of Practical Nursing in Canton.

Jan. 8, 2024 2   min read

(L to R) Schyler Oakes, David Valeske, Michael Bernard, Jennie Hutton, Ciara Spicer, and Olivia Goodrow are shown with their “Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing” pins which exemplifies their completed coursework and clinicals. The group of LPNs graduated on December 15, 2023.

CANTON, NY – St. Lawrence Health is proud to announce the second class has graduated from the Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing. Their official ceremony was held on December 15, 2023 at the Fairfield Inn, Canton.

Michael Bernard, Olivia Goodrow, Jennie Hutton, Schyler Oakes, Ciara Spicer, and David Valeske spent the last 10 months attending the school located in The Quarry building on Elm Street in Potsdam, and have earned their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) degrees. The LPN school is operated through the efforts of St. Lawrence Health (SLH) and its parent system, Rochester Regional Health.

St. Lawrence Health President Donna McGregor stated she and the whole of SLH are extremely proud of the recent graduates.

“It’s not every occupation where you make a difference in someone else’s life on a daily basis. Nursing is more than a career title, it is a combination of education, training, and inner being. It is also a line of work where you never stop learning,” Ms. McGregor said.

SLH Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Lougheed pointed out the LPN program continues to offer an excellent opportunity for individuals to further their education locally.

“The IGH School of Practical Nursing enables our own team members from throughout St. Lawrence Health, along with area residents, to grow into a professional development career track to become an LPN,” Ms. Lougheed said. “We have another group of students who will graduate this coming June, which will produce an additional six LPNs to support our community.”

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