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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

August 6th, 2015 - New Student Orientation

Location: LSUHSC School of Nursing
Time: Tentatively 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Number of volunteers: N/A

We will need volunteers for new student tours during orientation tentatively from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please contact Samantha Oubre at for more information about this event.

August 7th, 2015 - Second Harvest Food Bank

Location: Second Harvest Food Bank
                700 Edwards Avenue
                New Orleans, LA
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Number of volunteers: 8

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. As volunteers, we will support the food bank by sorting and packaging food items or working outside with food salvage. The work may be inside or outside. Help make south Louisiana hunger-free by participating in this event. This event should be fun and rewarding. Please contact Samantha Oubre at for more information about this event.

August 22nd, 2015 - 17th Annual Children’s Museum CHAIRish the Children Auction Gala

Location: Louisiana Children's Museum
               420 Julia Street
               New Orleans, LA 70130
Time: Shift One: 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
          Shift Two: 5:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Number of volunteers: 12 per shift

This event will benefit the Louisiana Children’s Museum. It will be a night filled with fun and entertainment with all proceeds going to the museum. It will feature fantastic auction items including whimsical, one-of-a-kind chairs, delicious food and drink from over 20 of the city’s best restaurants, live entertainment, and more! We will assist with sign in, picking up food/trash during the event, serving food, helping out with the auction, and assisting with clean up after the event. This will be a really fun event for us all and for a great cause! Please contact Samantha Oubre at for more information about this event.

August 25th, 2015- Blood Drive

Location: MEB 4 (On campus)
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
          Shift One: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
          Shift Two: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
          Shift Three: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
          Shift Four: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Number of volunteers: 3 per shift

Volunteers at the blood drive will help to sign blood donors in as well as recruit blood donors at various places in the MEB (cafeteria). We will also help the Blood Center with any miscellaneous tasks. The first and last shift will take down and put up the Blood Center’s equipment. This will be a great event for a great cause! Please contact McKay Jordan at for more information about this event.

August Donations
Throughout the month of August, the Student Nurses Association will be participating in a disaster preparedness organization. Specific items for this donation are to be announced.

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 TBA
Meeting November 9, 2015 12:00-1:00 TBA

Meeting Minutes


Membership Information
New members of LSUHSC SNA are welcomed at any time! If you are interested in becoming a member of LSUHSC SNA or have a question about membership, please contact one of the officers via e-mail.

SNA Membership Application

  • If you pay with cash or check directly, dues can all be one payment.
  • If you register and pay through the NSNA website, you still have to pay LSUHSC School of Nursing directly with cash or check ($5), which is the chapter dues.
  • Checks are made out to LSUHSC SNA.


  • Fleece - $30

  • T-shirts - $10

  • Badge reels - $10

  • 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
  • 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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