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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 2017



President Katelyn Freyou
Vice President Devin Robinson
Secretary Kiera Smith
Treasurer Thomas Gray
Historian Lauren Levert
Historian Austin Laurent
Breakthrough to Nursing Stephen Lewis
Breakthrough to Nursing Brooklyn Buras
Community Service Coordinator Victoria McElroy
Community Service Coordinator Sarah Hairston
Community Service Coordinator Nicole Koppi
Community Service Coordinator Megan Meyer
Communications Director Melanie Burkhardt
Parliamentarian Courtney Stoufflet
Faculty Advisor Marirose Bernard

Meetings Dates

Meeting Date Time Location
Meeting January 23, 2017 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting February 13, 2017 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall A
Meeting March 13, 2017
(officer elections)
12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting April 24, 2017 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. 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
  • For Spring 2017, dues are due on February 13th. If you cannot make it to the meeting on this day, you must have your dues in Mrs. Bernard's mailbox no later than 5:00 pm. If you do not get your dues in by this time, you will not be considered an active member and you will not be eligible to accrue points for receive a cord for this semester.


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 for traditional students, and 8 points for CARE, 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 = 0.5 point or 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 .125

Community Service Events

Recycle Beads Mardi Gras Beads for a Great Cause with Arc of Greater New Orleans, a non-profit organization that provides services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities collects Mardi Gras beads, stuffed animals, trinkets spears, EVERYTHING MARDI GRAS and recycles them. The beads are sorted, cleaned and re-sold to Krewes and others to raise money for the group.

What to donate!
Stuffed animals
Pretty much anything you catch during the upcoming parades!!

Where to bring donations: Please bring all donations down to the purple donation bin in front of Room 151. Please tape or staple a post it note/paper to your bag with your name and number of items. Then Sign the sheet with your name and number of items.

How much can you Donate:
One grocery bag full of beads (average around 30 -50 beads)
OR AT LEAST 8 - 10 stuffed animal animals
OR a mix of the two.
Worth: .125 point


LSU Health School of Nursing Prospective Student Essay Proctoring

  • When: March 2nd 9:30 – 1:30pm & March 3rd 10:30am – 2:30pm
  • What: The School of Nursing will be inviting 200 Traditional and CARE BSN applicants to school to complete the proctored essay and tour the school. Some volunteers will be giving tours, checking applicants in, and some will be assisting with the proctored essay.
  • Where: LSU Health School of Nursing
  • Worth: 1 point per shift
  • Dress Code: Students should wear school uniform and white lab coat
  • Contact:


Mudbug March to Stomp Out Pulmonary Hypertension

  • When: March 5th, 7:30am – 3:00pm
  • What: The purpose of the event, honoring the memory of Chelsea Umbach Yates, is to raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension and to educate patients about the importance of taking care of themselves. The event includes a 1-mile Fun Walk, a silent auction, a disco dance party, food and entertainment.
  • Where: New Orleans City Park Peristyle
  • Worth: 2 points
  • Dress Code: School Uniform
  • Contact:


9th Annual Gift of Sight Celebration

  • When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 11am-2pm (volunteers arrive at 9am and will be finished by 4pm at the very latest)
    2 shifts – 9:00 -12:30 & 12:30 - 4
  • What: Assist with set-up and breakdown of the event. Assist in one of the following stations: t-shirt table, fun jumps, face painting, arts and crafts area, heroes table, photo booth, and check-in.
  • Where: Audubon Zoo
  • Number of Volunteers: 10
  • Worth: 1 point per shift
  • Dress Code: We will be ordering volunteer t-shirts on Friday, February 24th. Wear appropriate jeans and shoes.
  • Contact: to sign up


Upcoming Conventions

April 5-9, 2017 NSNA National Convention Dallas, TX

Meeting Minutes


SNA MDF Prices

Classic Cardiology stethoscope - $100   Procardial C3 stethoscope - $120

MD One stethoscope - $50   Acoustica lightweight stethoscope - $20

Calibra Pro Sphygmomanometer - $30   Medica Palm Sphygmomanometer - $50

Clinical Clipboard - $20    

Helpful Links
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)

Louisiana Student Nurses Association (LASN)

NSNA Code of Professional Conduct of Professional Conduct.pdf?dl=0

NSNA Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct Interpretive Statements of Academic and Clinical Conduct With Interpretive Statements.pdf?dl=0

NSNA Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.pdf?dl=0