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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 2014

 

 

President Holly Tomasello SNApresident@lsuhsc.edu
Vice President Priscilla Halloran SNAvicepresident@lsuhsc.edu
Secretary Serena Pentney SNAsecretary@lsuhsc.edu
Treasurer   SNAtreasurer@lsuhsc.edu
Historian Jessica Lee SNAhistorian@lsuhsc.edu
Historian Kristina Trahan SNAhistorian@lsuhsc.edu
Breakthrough to Nursing Devan Peterson SNABTN@lsuhsc.edu
Breakthrough to Nursing Ryne Smith SNABTN@lsuhsc.edu
Community Service Coordinator Jessica Granier SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu
Community Service Coordinator Kellie Jones SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu
Guest Speaker Coord. Kaitlyn Moser SNAGSC@lsuhsc.edu
Faculty Advisor Marirose Bernard mbern1@lsuhsc.edu
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Community Service Events

January

Monday, January 20th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the National Day of Service for 2014 and we have two events to help you give back to the community. The first is with Second Harvest Food Bank and the second is helping to beautify City Park through NSNA.

Monday, January 20th - Second Harvest Food Bank
5 volunteers from 9am-12:30pm
• Second Harvest Food Bank is one of the largest food banks in the US. We will be assisting with various activities around the warehouse that could be indoor and/or outdoor and will include cleaning, painting, and sorting and packing food. For more information, please email Brie – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Monday, January 20th - NSNA National Day of Service @ City Park
25 volunteers max. from 9am-12:30pm
• Here the goal is to help clean up and beautify the park while having fun and meeting new people. Since this is through NSNA, there will be nursing students from all over the state coming to volunteer. For more information, please email Brie – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Saturday, January 25th – Bridge House/Grace house
5-10 volunteers from 8am-2pm
• Bridge House is a long-term intensive alcohol and drug addiction treatment center, and Grace House is a substance abuse treatment facility that specifically treats women. A large majority of their funding comes from the sale of donated items through their two thrift shops. We will be helping them sort these donations in the warehouse. For more information, please email Molly – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Monday, January 27th – Blood Drive
3 volunteers/shift from 8am-3pm
8-9am (set up) 4 volunteers, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11-12pm, 12-1pm, 2-3pm (break down)

• The Blood Drive is put on by the Blood Center of New Orleans. Last semester we received over 50 donations and we are looking to match that again this year. We will have another blood drive later in the semester so you will have two chances to save lives this spring. For more information, please contact Brie – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

January Donations

• Until January 17th, we are still collecting canned goods for the LASN canned goods project as part of NSNA’s National Day of Service. There is a box and sign up sheet outside Mrs. Bernard’s office, and as usual, 8 cans earn 1 donation point. Remember, we want to win at convention, and in order to do that we have to collect the most cans!

• Beginning after the first meeting (January 13th) and running until the second meeting (February 10th) we will also be collecting donations for the LaSPCA. We are collecting canned and dry dog and cat food, dog and cat treats, dog and cat toys, and boxes of ping pong balls. 8 is still the magic number to receive donation credit for canned food, treats, and toys, but since they are larger items 1 bag of dry food or 1 large box of ping pong balls (a box of ~100 balls is ~$12 on Amazon) will also earn a donation credit. Let’s help all those cute, cuddly animals have food and toys this spring!

February

Sunday, February 2nd – Rock N Roll Marathon
unlimited volunteers/bring-a-friend event from 7am-1pm
• Rock N Roll is a competitive, but fun marathon. In addition to the typical fluid replenishment stations you find along marathon routes, there are also bandstands set up along the course to encourage runners. We will be working at one of the fluid replenishment stations. For more information, please email Molly – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu
• This is an unlimited sign up/bring-a-friend event, which means that if you bring a friend from LSUHSC SON who is not already an SNA member then you earn double points.
10 volunteers from 5:30-10:30am @ Youth Run Nola water station (St. Charles and First St.)
• This is an early event but it is for a great cause!! Youth Run Nola is a program that partners volunteers with kids that are in disadvantaged areas in New Orleans for weekly running that culminates in a race that the kids complete with their volunteer "buddy." The time for this event is earlier than for our other Rock n' Roll event, so it will be great for everyone who couldn't make it to the later time! Please let me know by Tuesday, Jan. 28th if you will be able to volunteer for this event. To sign up for the event please contact Molly at SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 610 Stompers Sweet 610 Debutante Ball
10 volunteers from 12-3pm (setup), 20 volunteers from 6pm-12am
• The 610 Stompers are having their 80’s themed 5th anniversary ball at the Sugar Mill, proceeds from this event go to the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans to provide information and referrals, and advocate and support individuals with autism. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and will be assisting with set-up of the event, checking in guests, and serving food/drinks. For more information about this event please contact Brie at SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Saturday, February 8th – Children’s Hospital NICU Sugarplum Ball (Making Decorations)
10 volunteers from 12-4pm

• We are also volunteering at the Sugarplum Ball itself in March, but right now they need help making decorations. We will be doing things like painting, cutting, decorating, etc. The Sugarplum Ball benefits the Children’s Hospital NICU, so come make decorations to ensure that the ball looks as lovely as its cause. For more information, contact Brie – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Sunday, February 9th – Children’s Hospital NICU Sugarplum Ball (Making Decorations)
10 volunteers from 12-4pm

• We are also volunteering at the Sugarplum Ball itself in March, but right now they need help making decorations. We will be doing things like painting, cutting, decorating, etc. The Sugarplum Ball benefits the Children’s Hospital NICU, so come make decorations to ensure that the ball looks as lovely as its cause. For more information, contact Brie – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Tuesday, February 11th – Make Valentine’s Day cards for LSU Clinic patients
Unlimited volunteers for 1-hr shifts from 9am-3pm in MEB 5

• Come make Valentines Day cards to give to patients at the LSU Clinic's! This event will be worth half a point, and you can sign up for one, 1-hr shift between 9am-3pm.
• We are also taking donations for this event! You can bring in red, pink, or white construction paper, stickers, and/or foam stickers. Donations will be accepted through Monday, February 10th. To sign up for this event please contact Molly at SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

February Donations
• From February 10th until March 10th we will be collecting soap and deodorant for the Mahalia Jackson Childhood and Family Learning Center. It has been brought to our attention that many of the students there are having trouble with hygiene. Many of them do not have good direction from parents and/or cannot afford the products necessary for proper hygiene. Some of our nursing school students are doing clinical rotations there and would like to pass out soap and deodorant to these children. As usual, 8 is the magic number to earn one donation credit (8 deodorants, 8 soaps, or any mix of these equaling 8 products). Your donations will help the greater good.

March

Saturday, March 8th – Pawdi Gras
25 volunteers from 10am-3:30pm
• Pawdi Gras is an annual pet parade hosted by the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society. We will be helping with registration as well as the actual parade! For more information, please email Molly – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Saturday, March 15th – Children’s Hospital NICU Sugarplum Ball (Decoration Making)
10 volunteers needed each shift from 10am-1:45pm, and 1:15pm-5pm

• Engage your crafty/creative side and come help make decorations! We will be doing things like painting, cutting, decorating, etc. The Sugarplum Ball benefits the Children’s Hospital NICU, so come make decorations to ensure that the ball looks as lovely as its cause. For more information, contact Brie – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Sunday, March 16th – Children’s Hospital NICU Sugarplum Ball (Decoration Making)
10 volunteers needed each shift 10am-1:45pm, and 1:15pm-5pm

• Engage your crafty/creative side and come help make decorations! We will be doing things like painting, cutting, decorating, etc. The Sugarplum Ball benefits the Children’s Hospital NICU, so come make decorations to ensure that the ball looks as lovely as its cause. For more information, contact Brie – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Saturday, March 22- Leukemia Cup Regatta Race and After Party
20 volunteers needed each shift from 10am-1:45pm, and 1pm-4:30pm
30 volunteers needed each shift from 5pm-8:30pm, and 8pm-11:30pm

• Volunteers will be helping at the Leukemia Cup Regatta Race and After Party at the Southern Yacht Club. All proceeds of this event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information please contact Molly - SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Sunday, March 23rd – LaSPCA’s Dog Day Afternoon
Unlimited volunteers/bring-a-friend event shifts from 7am-11am, 9am-1:30pm, and 1-5:30pm
• LaSPCA’s Dog Day Afternoon is Louisiana's first walk-a-thon and festival celebrating our furry friends! It provides the perfect festive setting to celebrate our canine companions and make them feel like royalty. More details to come. For more information, please email Brie – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu
• This is an unlimited sign up/bring-a-friend event, which means that if you bring a friend from LSUHSC SON who is not already an SNA member then you earn double points. Grab a friend and come hang out with puppies in City Park!

Friday, March 28, 2014 - The Daughter’s of Charity Keeping our Promises Gala
22 Volunteers from 6pm-11pm
• This gala will be held at the Hyatt, and will benefit the Daughter’s of Charity and their mission to provide health services to the New Orleans community. Volunteers will be checking in guests, selling raffle tickets, and assisting with the silent auction. Fore more information about this event please contact Molly at SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Saturday, March 29th – Habitat for Humanity
25 volunteers from 7:45am-4:00pm
• We will be working with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild houses in the Greater New Orleans area. We will build simple, decent; affordable homes in partnership with families in need. This is a long, but incredibly rewarding event that earns 2 points instead of the usual 1. For more information, please email Brie – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

March Donations
• From March 10th through April 13th we will be collecting Mardi Gras beads for St. Michael’s Special School. St. Michael Special School is designed to help students with major learning difficulties that hinder their ability to achieve success in a regular class setting. The students make crafts with beads and sell them as a fundraiser. These sales are very popular and they often run out of beads, our goal is to help them not run out. Save up all those beads you catch during your 1-day Mardi Gras Holiday and donate them to St. Michael’s Special School!

April

Sunday, April 6th – LaSPCA’s Bark in the Park
10 volunteers from 11am-3:30pm
• Bark in the Park is a fundraising and adoption event for the LaSPCA and other animal welfare groups. We will be helping with a myriad of roles such as event set-up and break-down, water bowl patrol, poop pick-up, information table, greeters, and much more. Come out to Zephyr Stadium and enjoy a day with the dogs! For more information, please email Brie – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

Saturday, April 26th – Stuffing Envelopes for 100 Great Nurses Fundraising
4 volunteers from 12-5pm

• Gifted Nurses, the foundation that hosts the 100 great Nurses Celebration in the fall, has a new fundraising director who is working hard to procure more funds in order to grant more nursing scholarships in 2014. We will be helping to stuff and stamp envelopes for mass mailings about these fundraisers. For more information, please contact Brie – SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu

April Donations
• From April 14th until May 12th we will be collecting bottled water, toilet paper, hygiene products, paper towels, trash bags, and latex gloves for the New Orleans Mission. The New Orleans Mission provides food, shelter, clothing and spiritual guidance to the city’s homeless, hurting and hungry. Their commitment to meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of the homeless community is backed by the financial support of generous local residents, churches, organizations and corporate donors that understand the importance of being socially responsible to the people in communities where they live and/or do business. So let’s help the mission continue their great work by collecting lots of supplies for them during the month of February! Cases of bottled water and bulk packages of toilet paper will earn one donation credit each while all other products follow the regular “magic 8” rule – bring 8 items and sign up on the donations list to earn one donation credit.

May

Thursday, May 1st – Jazz Fest
Volunteer #, time, and further details TBA

Friday, May 2nd – Jazz Fest
Volunteer #, time, and further details TBA

Saturday, May 3rd – Jazz Fest
Volunteer #, time, and further details TBA

Sunday, May 4th – Jazz Fest
Volunteer #, time, and further details TBA

For More Information Contact:
Brie Dyess bdyes1@lsuhsc.edu
Molly Fussell mfusse@lsuhsc.edu


Upcoming Conventions

April 9-13, 2014 National Convention Nashville, TN
November 6-9, 2014 Mid-Year Convention Portland, OR
April 8-12, 2015 National Convention Phoenix, AR
March 30-April 3, 2016 National Convention Orlando, FL


Upcoming Meetings

Meeting January 13, 2014 7:00 am MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting February 10, 2014 7:00 am MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting March 10, 2014 7:00 am MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting April 14, 2014 7:00 am MEB Seminar Room 4


Meeting Minutes


Bylaws


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


Fundraising

  • Fleece - $32

  • Clipboard - $15

  • Badge Reel - $8

  • SNA T-Shirt - $12

If you are interested in making a purchase, please contact Chelsea Gandolfi: cgando@lsuhsc.edu


Helpful Links
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
www.nsna.org

Louisiana Student Nurses Association (LASN)
www.lasn.org

NSNA Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct
http://www.nsna.org/Publications/AcademicClinicalConduct.aspx

NSNA Code of Professional Conduct
http://www.nsna.org/Publications/ProfessionalConduct.aspx

NSNA Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct Interpretive Statements
http://www.nsna.org/Portals/0/Skins/NSNA/pdf/NSNA_CoC_Academic_
Clinical_Interp_Statements.pdf

NSNA Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
http://www.nsna.org/Publications/BillofRights.aspx

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