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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
Historian Austin Laurent
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

Meetings Dates

Meeting Date Time Location
Meeting August 22, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting September 19, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting October 10, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting November 14, 2016
(officer elections)
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. 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

How to Apply for NSNA Membership


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 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

Community Service Events

November Events


  • Delivering Hope NOLA
  • This month we are asking for donations for our ongoing collection for Delivering Hope NOLA. DHN is an amazing organization that puts together kits to give to families of babies in NICUs around the metro area. We are asking only for brand new blankets and travel size bottles of hand lotion as this is what is most needed at the time.


  • Clipboards - $20

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

Meeting Minutes

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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