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The Student Nurses Association is open to all pre-nursing and nursing students. The mission of LSUHSC SNA is to enhance nursing education through community service activities that promote social and professional development. Membership in LSUHSC SNA confers membership in the district, state and National Student Nurses Association.

 SNA Officers 2016



President Katelyn Freyou
Vice President Devin Robinson
Secretary Kiera Smith
Treasurer Thomas Gray
Historian Lily Tran
Historian Austin Laurent
Breakthrough to Nursing Andrew Giardina
Breakthrough to Nursing Stephen Lewis
Community Service Coordinator Reynecia Douglas
Community Service Coordinator Sarah Hairston
Community Service Coordinator Nicole Koppi
Community Service Coordinator Courtney Stoufflet
Guest Speaker Coord. Melanie Burkhardt
Faculty Advisor Marirose Bernard

Meetings Dates

Meeting Date Time Location
Meeting August 22, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting September 19, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting October 10, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting November 14, 2016
(officer elections)
12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4

Membership Information
New members of LSUHSC SNA are welcomed at any time! If you have any questions about membership or becoming a member, contact an officer. If you want to sign up, click this link, and click NSNA Dues Schedule and Membership Application. You may pay for your membership through this link on the NSNA website..

  • Chapter dues are $5.00 per year
  • To pay these chapter dues, print your confirmation of membership and put this confirmation and the $5.00 chapter dues into an envelope with your name on it and give it to the treasurer.
  • Checks are made out to SNA @ LSUHSC

How to Apply for NSNA Membership


NSNA and SNA Code of Conduct

  • Maintain the highest standard of personal and professional conduct.
  • Actively promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within nursing education, the profession of nursing, and the student nurses' association.
  • Refuse to engage in, or condone, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, citizenship, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Treat others with respect and promote an environment that respects human rights, values and choice of cultural and spiritual beliefs
  • Abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages or any substances in the academic and clinical setting that impair judgment

Point System

In order to earn the blue and white SNA graduation cord, a student must be a paying member of SNA no later than the membership deadline of their Junior II semester or the equivalent for CARE, and earn at least 12 points by graduation. If Senior II’s want their cord by composites pictures, points must be completed by the beginning of their graduating semester. Points are earned by participating in volunteer events and/or by contributing to monthly donation events.

  • Participation in one volunteer event for the assigned duration = 1 point
  • Blood drive volunteering = 0.5 points (due to shorter shifts)
  • Blood donation during LSUHSC School of Nursing Blood Drives = 0.5 point
  • Donation Credits
    • 4 donation events (8 items each event) = 0.5 credit
    • 8 donation events = 1 credit
    • Credit will only be given for the first 8 items donated
    • A donation credit appears as a “0)
  • Monthly donation of 8 items/drive = 1 donation credit. Donation credit appears as a “0”, and 4 donation “0”s = 1 point.
  • Participation in SMART CAFÉ and/or NOARHP = 0.5 points/lesson taught

Community Service Events

October Events

Wednesday, October 12th

  • What: Great 100 Nurses Celebration
    • The Great 100 Nurses Foundation was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana thirty years ago and since then has honored thousands of Nurses across Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and now Oklahoma. These exemplary Nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession of Nursing, and their mentoring of others. It is a great honor in the life of the Nurse. Our Foundation helps each RN walk taller and recognize themselves as Nurse Heroes.
  • Where: Ponchartrain Center 4545 Williams Blvd Kenner LA 70065
  • When:
    • 1st Shift: 1:00- 5:00pm
      • Event set up and fundraiser
    • 2nd Shift: 5:00 to end (9:30 or 10:00pm)
  • Dress: SON Uniform with white coat
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 40
  • Worth: 1 point
  • Contact Attn: Nicole Koppi

Thursday, October 13th

  • What: NOWS Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention
    • The women will be learning how to perform self breast exams and the importance of scheduling mammograms
  • Where: NOWS Shelter
  • When: 6:30- 8:00pm
  • Dress: SON Uniform
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: Unlimited
  • Worth: .5 points
  • Contact
    To sign up

Tuesday, October 18th

  • What: Night Out Against Crime
    • We will be providing information about car seat safety, distributing condoms, performing blood pressure screenings and offering pill boxes, band-aid containers and cold packs. This is a community-wide event to raise crime prevention awareness, reduce crime and increase the support of local, state and federal law enforcement.
  • Where: A.L. Davis Park (2600 LaSalle St.)
  • When: 5:30pm
  • Dress: SON Uniform with White Coat
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 15
  • Worth: 1 point
  • Contact Attn: Nicole Koppi
    To sign up

Thursday, October 20th

  • What: NOWS STD Education and Prevention
    • SNA is partnering with IPSA
  • Where: NOWS Shelter
  • When: 6:30- 8:00pm
  • Dress: SON Uniform
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: Unlimited
  • Worth: .5 points
  • Contact
    To sign up

Saturday, October 22nd

  • What: NOWS Clinic on Women’s health
    • Sponsored by St. Thomas Clinic
  • Where: NOWS Shelter
  • When: 10:00 – 1:00pm
  • Dress: SON Uniform
  • Number of Volunteers Needed:
  • Worth: 1 point
  • Contact
    To sign up

October 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th

  • What: Boo at the Zoo:
    • Boo at the Zoo is a safe and fun Halloween event for children and their families that benefits Children’s Hospital and the Audubon Zoo
    • Volunteers will be placed in various areas including Games Area, Toddler Games, Trick or Treat Houses, Front Entrance, and the Mombasa Train Ride.
  • Where: Audubon Zoo
  • When: The event is from 5:00 to 9:00p.m. each night and volunteers are needed from 4:00 until 9:30pm for set up and tear down, and must commit to the entire time.
  • Dress: TBD
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 7-8 per shift
  • Worth: 1 point per shift
  • Contact Attn: Nicole Koppi

Donation: October donation items are for the NOLA Family Justice Center, which specifically benefits domestically battered women and their children. October is domestic violence awareness month. We will be collecting dishwashing liquid, paper towels, laundry detergent, bleach, dish towels, small baskets, food storage containers, flatware & cutlery, garbage bags, toilet tissue, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, toiletries, household cleaning supplies, cleaning wipes, paper products (cups, plates, napkins)


  • Clipboards - $20

Upcoming Conventions

October 20-23, 2016 LASN State Convention Shreveport, LA
November 10-13, 2016 NSNA Mid-Year Convention Kansas City, MO
April 5-9, 2017 NSNA National Convention Dallas, TX

Meeting Minutes

Helpful Links
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)

Louisiana Student Nurses Association (LASN)

NSNA Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct

NSNA Code of Professional Conduct

NSNA Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct Interpretive Statements

NSNA Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

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