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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 2018




President Sarah Hairston
Vice President Courtney Stoufflet
Secretary Alexandra Walters
Treasurer Anja Kacmarcik
Breakthrough to Nursing Jaymalisa Whatley
Breakthrough to Nursing  
Guest Speaker Coordinator Nicole Koppi
Historian Tori Olson
Community Service Coordinator Victoria McElroy
Community Service Coordinator Grace Ciaston
Community Service Coordinator Olivia LoCascio
Community Service Coordinator Lauren Bridevaux
Parliamentarian Nicole Koppi
Faculty Advisor James Foley
Faculty Advisor Gretchen Deeves
Faculty Advisor Marirose Bernard

Meetings Dates

Meeting Date Time Location
Meeting January 22, 2018 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall C
Meeting February 19, 2018 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall C
Meeting March 19, 2018 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall C
Meeting April 16, 2018 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall C

Membership Information
New members of LSUHSC SNA are welcomed to join by the second meeting of each semester! If you have any questions about membership or becoming a member, contact the President. You may pay for your membership through this link on the NSNA website,

  • Chapter dues are $5.00 per year in cash or check
  • 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 2018, dues are due on February 19th. If you cannot make it to the meeting on this day, you must have your dues in Ms. Deeves’ mailbox, 162 Nursing School building, 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 acquire 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 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
    • o Credit will only be given for the first 8 items donated (more than 8 items will not be counted for another donation credit)
      • A donation credit appears as .125
  • Missing Points

Community Service Events


White Coat Ceremony - January 8th

610 Stompers 8th Annual Debutante Ball “Toga VIII"– January 19th

  • What: 610 Stompers 8th Annual Debutante Ball “Toga VIII"
  • Time: Various Shifts
  • Where: Mardi Gras World
  • Dress Code: Togas
  • Points: 1 point
  • If you have any questions, please email me at

King Cake Fest – January 28th

  • What: Ochsner presents the 5th Annual King Cake Festival, a celebration benefiting babies and children at Ochsner! Held in Champions Square, join us to volunteer for this event.
  • When: January 28th
  • Shifts: 12:30-3 or 2:30-5pm
              *You CAN work both shifts for two points*
  • Where: Champion Square
  • Dress: T-shirts **possibly provided**, comfortable pants/shorts (not too short/too tight) and tennis shoes
  • Points: 1 point per shift.
  • If you have any questions, please email me at


Ozanam Inn – February 2nd

  • What: Feeding the Homeless
  • When: Friday, February 2, 2018 from 1:00PM-3:00PM
  • Where: 843 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Dress: Blouse/shirt with sleeves. A T-shirt is acceptable as long as it is not emblazoned with any suggestive, offensive or profane images/writing. NO TANK TOPS. Slacks, pants, blue jeans, dresses or skirts that extend below the knee. SHORTS can be worn only that extend below the knee. Shoes with socks or stockings.
  • No picture taking of clients without their permission.
  • Volunteers Needed: 10
  • Point Value: 0.5 Point
  • If you have any questions, please email me at

Super Saturday at City Park – February 3rd

  • What: Landscaping/beautification of the dog park and/or mulching/clearing trails in Couturie Forest
  • When: Saturday February 3rd, 2018 from 9:00AM-12:00PM
         Please arrive at the volunteer Center by 8:45 AM in order to being promptly at 9:00 AM
  • Where: Volunteer Center at 1009 Harrison Avenue New Orleans, LA 70124
  • Dress: Close-toed shoes or boots
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: Unlimited
  • Point Value: 1 Point
  • If you have any questions, please email me at


Hope Nola – Donations

  • What: TBA
  • When: Spring 2018 Semester
  • Where: Outside the SNA Office
  • Points: TBA

Second Harvest Food Bank – Donations

  • What: TBA
  • When: Spring 2018 Semester
  • Where: Outside the SNA Office
  • Points: TBA

Upcoming Conventions

April 4-8, 2018 NSNA Nashville, TN
TBA LASN Convention TBA
November 8-11, 2018 NSNA Mid-Year Conference Louisville, KY

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