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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 Brittani Dyess
Vice President Megan Herrle
Secretary Devan Peterson
Treasurer Elena Johns
Historian Kiera Smith
Historian Sarah Vitaliano
Breakthrough to Nursing Lauren Levert
Breakthrough to Nursing Ryne Smith
Community Service Coordinator Sarah Hairston
Community Service Coordinator McKay Jordan
Community Service Coordinator Devin Robinson
Community Service Coordinator Courtney Stoufflet
Guest Speaker Coord. Christina Grishman
Faculty Advisor Marirose Bernard

Community Service Events


Wednesday, April 6th – College Fair at Sci Academy

Time: 9:15am – 1 pm
Number of Volunteers: 4

Volunteers will be assisting our nursing recruiter, Ms. Jillian Gibbs. Duties may include helping set up, speaking to potential students, and helping Ms. Gibbs pack up.

Friday, April 8th - Sigma Theta Tau Research Day

Location: University Medical Center - Conference Center
Time: Shift One: 7:15am- 10:00am (10 Volunteers)
           Shift Two: 10:00am – 12:30pm (10 Volunteers)
           Shift Three: 12:30pm – 3:00pm (10 Volunteers)
Number of Volunteers: 30

Sigma Theta Tau International is an honor society of nursing committed to fostering excellence, scholarship and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide. The Society promotes the use of nursing research in health care delivery and makes its resources available to all people and institutions interested in the latest knowledge in nursing care. Volunteers will help set up, monitor rooms, and clean up throughout the event. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Sarah Hairston at

Saturday, April 9th - City Park "Super Saturday Volunteer Day"

Location: New Orleans City Park
Time: Saturday, April 9th 8:30am- 12 noon
Number of Volunteers: 15-20

Feel great volunteering for city park and of course to help the park look its best! Work assignments and tools are handed out at the Volunteer Center at 9am, and volunteers work until noon doing various tasks, including painting, pruning, raking, mulching, planting, and maintaining areas around City Park. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Sarah Hairston at

Thursday, April 14th – UNO’s Annual Health fair

Location: UNO campus in the University Center 2nd floor ballroom
Time: 10:45pm – 3:00pm
Number of Volunteers: 4

This should operate very similarly to a career fair. Ms. Jillian Gibbs – our nursing recruiter – has stated that you will be speaking to prospective students. Please be prepared to describe how great our school is and details of things you like about it, how and why you enjoy nursing, and your future goals..

Saturday, April 16th - Morris Jeff Community School Health Fair

Location: Morris Jeff Community School
Time: 11am- 3pm
Number of Volunteers: 4-6

Students will help conduct Blood pressure and BMI screenings for the students and families at the school health fair! If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Sarah Hairston at

Monday, April 25th - Blood Drive

Location: MEB 5
Number of Volunteers: TBA

SNA will be hosting a blood drive from 9:00AM- 4:00PM in MEB 5. Volunteers are needed throughout the day to help with set up, registration, and clean up. Members will earn 1/2 point for volunteering and can also receive an additional 1/2 point for donating blood. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Sarah Hairston at

Thursday – Sunday, April 28th , 29th, 30th and May 1st - New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Location: New Orleans Fair Grounds and Racetrack
Time: Shift one: 10:30 – 3:00pm
           Shift two: 2:30 – 7:00pm
Number of Volunteers: TBA

Alpha Phi Alpha Service fraternity is having a Booth at Jazz Fest and SNA Volunteers will be help work the booth and help sell products and raise money / tips. All money raised will go towards scholarships for Alpha Phi Alpha members! If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Sarah Hairston at

April Donations

SPCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering, we have been committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for more than 125 years. Please bring 8 items from the following list to Mrs. Bernard’s room (# 150 First floor in School of Nursing building). Be sure to sign your name and number of items donated.

Dog Beds
Dog Training Treats (soft and hard unopened high value treats)
Milkbone Brand dry dog biscuits size small or medium
Pup-Peroni Beef Flavored Treats

Kennel Supplies:
Kitty Litter (non-clumping)
Plastic cat toys
Boxes of ping pong balls
Ski rope leashes
Non-plush dog toys suitable for sanitizing (like Kongs)

Dry and Canned Dog Food (Please, UNOPENED BAGS ONLY)
Dry and Canned Cat Food (Please, UNOPENED BAGS ONLY)
Rubbermaid storage containers

Cleaning Supplies:
Scotch Scrub Pads
Formula 409

Upcoming Conventions

March 30-April 3, 2016 National Convention Orlando, FL

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Date Time Location
Meeting January 25, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting February 15, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting March 14, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting April 11, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4

Meeting Minutes


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


  • Clipboards - $20

Point System

In order to earn the blue and white SNA graduation cord, a student must be an active paying member of SNA, 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

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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