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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 2015



President Brittani Dyess
Vice President Mitrell Osirio
Secretary Devan Peterson
Treasurer Elena Johns
Historian Megan Herrle
Historian Sarah Vitaliano
Breakthrough to Nursing Megan Murray
Breakthrough to Nursing Ryne Smith
Community Service Coordinator Jaquetta Fortuné
Community Service Coordinator Katelyn Freyou
Community Service Coordinator McKay Jordan
Community Service Coordinator Samantha Oubre
Guest Speaker Coord. Christina Grishman
Faculty Advisor Marirose Bernard

Community Service Events


Thursday, November 5th - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk

Location: Lafreniere Park
3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA 70003
Time: 5:30-9:00
Number of volunteers: 25

This organization’s annual Light the Night Walk raises money to help cure blood cancer. The shift is from 5:30- 9:00. The walk itself starts at 7:00pm, but the event and festivities start between 4:30 and 5. Volunteers will be 1) setting up tents, tables, and paper cloths for tables, 2) working at the registration booth and handing out t-shirts, 3) helping out in the recreational “kids” area, and 4) handing out food and drinks. For more information about this event, please contact McKay Jordan (

Saturday, November 7th - American Heart Association HEART WALK

Location: LaSalle Park (Held in the field adjacent to Zephyr Field)
6100 Airline Highway, Metairie, LA 70001
Time: 8-12 (Time could change)
Number of volunteers: Unlimited

The American Hear Association’s Heart Walk is an annual event that emphasizes the importance of staying active and fit in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. Volunteers at this event will be 1) Setting up for the event organizing individual booths/tables, carrying prizes to and from different stations, moving and picking up light-weight event equipment), 2) working at tables/booths (Last year we worked at a make-your-own-garden booth with little kids!) 3) cheering participants on along the route, and 4) handing out food/drinks to participants and workers. For more information about this event, please contact McKay Jordan (

Saturday, November 14th - Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Location: Audubon Park
Time: TBD
Number of volunteers: Unlimited

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Registration: Welcome Team Captains and walkers, help get them registered and distribute t-shirts.
  • Rest Stop: Serve refreshments, offer assistance and provide support to walkers.
  • Finish Line: Serve refreshments and cheer and greet walkers as they complete their day.
  • Help with event break-down, Kids/Family area monitoring
For more information about this event, please contact McKay Jordan (

November 16th - 20th - Christmas Cards

Location: 4th floor Nursing lounge
Time: TBD (must volunteer for 1 hour)
Number of volunteers: unlimited

Find your inner crafty side and make some Christmas cards to send to patients at Children’s Hospital! This is worth 1/2 point. For more information about this event, please contact McKay Jordan (

November Donations

Tentatively - Second Harvest Food Bank

  • The Second Harvest Food Bank has a mission to lead the fight against hunger and build food security in south Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. During the holiday season, we will be collecting the following items: (don’t know yet).
  • Please bring donations to Mrs. Bernard’s office, first floor of the nursing building. You will need to bring 8 items and sign the designated sheet to receive credit.


Saturday, December 5th - Children's Museum Festival of the Trees and Family Fun Day

Location: Children's Museum
Time: First shift 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
          Second shift 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Number of volunteers: TBA

Volunteers will be helping out with various activities and groups planned for children and their families.

For more information about this event, please contact Samantha Oubre (

Upcoming Conventions

September 24 – 26, 2015 LASN State Convention Kenner, LA
November 5 – 8, 2015 NSNA Midyear Convention Atlanta, GA
March 30-April 3, 2016 National Convention Orlando, FL

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Date Time Location
Meeting August 17, 2015 12:00-1:00 Seminar Room 1
Meeting September 14, 2015 12:00-1:00 MEB Seminar Room 5
Meeting October 12, 2015 12:00-1:00 MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting November 9, 2015 12:00-1:00 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


  • T-shirts - CLEARANCE price of $5!!

  • 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 the first few weeks of their Senior II 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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