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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
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

Community Service Events


July 3rd (Sunday)
City Park 3rd of July Celebration (on the Great Lawn)
Location: City Park Great Lawn (By the Peristyle)
Time: 4:30-7:00 p.m.
# Volunteers: 10

  • We will help to install recycling and trash containers around the Great Lawn before the event starts. This will last about 30 minutes. The next two hours will be spent handing out fans to guests as they arrive. The celebration begins at 7:00, so you can enjoy the music and fireworks afterwards! For more info about the event, contact Reynecia Douglas (

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

Upcoming Meetings

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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