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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 Kristina Trahan SNAtreasurer@lsuhsc.edu
Historian Jessica Lee SNAhistorian@lsuhsc.edu
Historian VACANT SNAhistorian@lsuhsc.edu
Breakthrough to Nursing Ryne Smith SNABTN@lsuhsc.edu
Breakthrough to Nursing Devan Peterson SNABTN@lsuhsc.edu
Community Service Coordinator Kellie Jones SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu
Community Service Coordinator Jessica Granier 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

August

August 6
  • New Student Orientation

August 18
  • Blood Drives
Date:
Location:
Time:
# Volunteers:
Monday, August 18 and TBD
MEB 7/8 and TBD
8:30 – 4:00pm
3 per shift for 1 hour

Volunteers at blood drive will be helping to sign blood donors in, as well as recruiting for blood donors at various places in the MEB (cafeteria). We will also be helping with the Blood Center any miscellaneous tasks they need help with. The first and last shift will be helping take down and put up the Blood Center’s equipment. For more information about this event, contact the SCS who will be organizing the event, Kellie Jones (SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu).

August 23
  • 16th Annual Children’s Museum CHAIRish the Children Auction Gala
    Set up: 12:30pm – 5:00pm (6 volunteers)
    Actual Event: 6:00pm – 12:00am (8 volunteers)

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. The attire is disco! 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! For more information, contact Jessica Granier at SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu. Hope to see you boogie on down to this event!

August Donations (August – October 8th)

Until October 8th, we will be participating in LASN’s Community Health Project by collecting STRESS BALLS and JOURNALS for the Audrey Hepburn Care Center. This center is a comprehensive child abuse center that serves children who are victims of sexual and physical abuse and neglect. These items are being collected to provide the children with an outlet during times of increased stress. The children especially enjoy journals with locks to promote privacy of their writing. The school that collects the largest amount will receive an award at convention. Since all of our members are so great and we know how generous you are, we hope to win this award once again! These websites may be helpful in purchasing items:
http://www.nationalautismresources.com/fidget-toys.html
http://www.officeplayground.com/Stress-Balls-C9.aspx
It would probably be a good idea for a few of you to get together to buy wholesale items. Bring all donations to Mrs. Bernard’s office, 1st floor of nursing building. Put at least 8 items in the box and sign the designated sheet to receive credit! Lets collect lots of these items!


September

September 13 - 7:45am – 4pm
  • Habitat for Humanity (30 volunteers)

This is a hands-on, fun event that allows us to contribute to the community. The mission of the organization is to build houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families, whereby families are empowered to transform their own lives and to eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. We will be assisting with building or rehabbing homes in the greater New Orleans area. This may include painting, pouring concrete, nailing, etc. Experience is not needed! Since this will be an all day event that requires manual labor, it will be worth 2 points. For more info about the event, contact Jessica Granier (SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu).

September 27 - 10am – 1pm
  • Edible Schoolyard (30 volunteers)

At Samuel J. Green Charter School, we will be participating in gardening, composting, and harvesting of food. Their mission is to improve the long-term well being of their students, families, and school community, by integrating hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the school curriculum, culture and cafeteria programs. It involves the students and school community in growing, harvesting, preparing, and enjoying food together as a means of awakening their senses, cultivating an environment that promotes a sense of pride and responsibility for our land and natural resources, and developing a love of fresh, seasonal foods. This will be a fun event where we can interact with school kids and make a positive change for the health and well being of our community! For more info, contact the Jessica Granier (SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu).

LSPCA On-Tap @ City Park Festival

Date:
Location:
Time:
# Volunteers:
Saturday, September 27
New Orleans City Park – Festival Grounds
3:30- 8:30pm
17

This is one of the largest annual festivals held in City Park and is known as the unofficial kickoff to Oktoberfest to those of us who live in New Orleans. LSPCA On-Tap is one of the LSPCA’s main fundraisers for the year and helps to save thousands of abandoned animals in the city of New Orleans. Volunteers will be working with the Louisiana SPCA to serve refreshments (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) to festivalgoers. **Volunteers must be 21 years or older.

For more information about this event, contact the SCS who will be organizing the event, Kellie Jones (SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu).

September Donations

LASN is asking schools to “Be a Hero & Wipe Out Disaster” by collecting baby wipes and bringing them to the 60th LASN Convention. In order to be recognized at convention, we have to collect the largest amount. LSUHSC SON ALWAYS wins lot of awards because our members are so great! Lets keep the streak up! To receive credit, bring 8 packs of baby wipes, small packs with about 50 wipes per pack, to Mrs. Bernard’s office on the first floor of the Nursing building. There will be a box to place the items and a sign in sheet. Make sure to sign the sheet and state the amount that you donated to receive credit.


October

October 4 (Time and number of volunteers TBA)
  • St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program (25 students, unconfirmed)

With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will be volunteering with St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program. The goal of this organization is to meet the immediate needs of safety, shelter, food, clothing, medical attention, etc. and then to encourage independence and self-sufficiency of every survivor to attain a lifestyle of their choosing. We will be helping with either landscaping, painting, sorting donations, and/or sharing screenings/health care information with the residents. For more info, contact Jessica Granier (SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu)

October 15 (Time and number of volunteers TBA, probably shifts from 10am-8pm)
  • Great 100 Nurses (number unconfirmed, will in coming weeks, about 50 in 4 shifts?)

This is an annual event that honors hard-working, admirable, and local nurses. The foundation was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana 28 years ago and since then has honored thousands of nurses across Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Oklahoma. These exemplary nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession, and their mentoring of others. It is a great honor in the life of the nurse. At this event, the top 100 nurses in the state will be recognized. This event will be held at the Pontchartrain Center. We will be assisting with set up, assisting with the welcome table, assisting during the event by serving food or whatever else is needed, and assisting with clean up. For more information about this event, contact the SCS who will be organizing the event, Jessica Granier (SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu).

October 18, 19, 25, or 26th (Date not confirmed, will try to schedule for the 19th; Time TBA, possibly 5-9?)
  • Boo at the Zoo (amt of volunteers?)

This is an annual event held at the Audubon Zoo for children ages 12 and below. It features trick-or-treat houses with candy, a Ghost Train, a haunted house (scary and non-scary), games with prizes, entertainment, and more. Kids will dress up and participate in this event. As volunteers, we will be Contact Jessica Granier at SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu for more info.

October 25
  • DSAGNO Buddy Walk
Location:

Time:

# Volunteers:
Held in the field adjacent to Zephyr Field
6100 Airline Highway, Metairie, LA 70001
1st shift= 7:00am-11:45
2nd shift= 11:15-4:00
Unlimited

The Buddy Walk is an event put on by the Volunteers will be:

  • Meeting people at the entrance and guiding them into the event
  • Running errands, specifically for food for the various booths
  • Lining up participants for all the events/race
  • Cheering participants on along the route (make signs??)
For more information about this event, contact Kellie Jones at SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu.

October Donations

Eden House is a 2-year residential program for women who have been commercially and sexually exploited. They provide 6-8 women a safe and supportive home for 2 years, free of cost. They receive counseling, education, and job training to empower these women to overcome their pasts and progress spiritually and emotionally, while developing skills to become productive members of society and achieve personal goals. The items that they are most in need of include:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Printer ink (HP Laser 200)
  • Forever stamps
  • Artwork
  • RTA streetcar/bus passes

Please bring donations to Mrs. Bernard’s office, first floor of the nursing building. You will need to bring 8 items and sign the designated sheet to receive credit.


November

November 6
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk
Location:

Time:
# Volunteers:
Lafreniere Park
3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA 70003
4:00pm-8:30pm (not confirmed on how late yet though)
20-25

This organization’s annual Light the Night Walk raises money to help cure blood cancer. They need volunteers during the day for set-up, but since this is a Thursday, I told her our volunteers probably wouldn’t be available until 4:00. Therefore, I’m making the shift from 4:00- 8:30. The walk itself starts at 7:00pm, but the event and festivities start between 4:30 and 5. Volunteers will be 1) setting up tents, tables, and paper cloths for tables, 2) working at the registration booth and handing out t-shirts, 3) helping out in the recreational “kids” area, and 4) handing out food and drinks. For more information about this event, contact the CSC who will be organizing the event, Kellie Jones (SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu).

November 15
  • American Heart Association HEART WALK
Location:

Time:
# Volunteers:
Held in the field adjacent to Zephyr Field
6100 Airline Highway, Metairie, LA 70001
8:00 am -12:00 pm
Unlimited

The American Hear Association’s Heart Walk is an annual event that emphasizes the importance of staying active and fit in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. Volunteers at this event will be 1) Setting up for the event organizing individual booths/tables, carrying prizes to and from different stations, moving and picking up light-weight event equipment), 2) working at tables/booths (Last year we worked at a make-your-own-garden booth with little kids!) 3) cheering participants on along the route, and 4) handing out food/drinks to participants and workers. For more information about this event, contact the CSC who will be organizing the event, Kellie Jones (SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu).

November 22 - 8 am - 11 am
  • Second Harvest Food Bank (20 volunteers)

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 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. Contact Jessica Granier, SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu, for more information about this event.

November Donations

The Covenant House provides a safe haven for homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth ages 16-22. They shelter and care for neglected, abused, and exploited kids. They have touched the lives of over 20,000 youth by providing them with food, shelter, clothing, medical attention, individual and family counseling, educational assistance, vocational and job training, life skills, and much more. They offer the youth the opportunity and tools to build healthy, independent, and productive lives. Items that we will be collecting for these residents include:

  • Hygiene products such as shampoo, soap, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, etc., socks, underwear, black belts, and other standard items for teenagers
  • New or slightly used clothing, especially white button down shirts and black pants since the kids are either job searching or working.

Please bring donations to Mrs. Bernard’s office, first floor of the nursing building. You will need to bring 8 items and sign the designated sheet to receive credit.


December

December 6
  • Children’s Museum Festival of the Trees (# of volunteers and time TBA)

Get in the holiday spirit with the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s 4th Annual Festival of the Trees. It will feature an “enchanted forest of decorated trees” created by local schools, artists, and community partners that represent the arts, culture, food, and literature of our region! This will be a fun and festive event for all! The number of volunteers that we will need for this event is not confirmed but stay on the lookout for sign up for this event at a SNA meeting! There may also be a date before the event to set up the trees! Contact Jessica Granier for more info at SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu.

December 8th (final date TBA)

Make Christmas cards and hand out to residents of a local nursing home. Contact Jessica Granier for more info at SNACSC@lsuhsc.edu.

December 10, 11
  • Graduation Rehearsal, Awards, and Ceremony (# of volunteers and time TBA)

Congratulations to the LSUHSC SON’s December graduates! The graduation festivities will need your help in keeping everything running smoothly. We will need volunteers for each of these days to help with set up, clean up, and anything else that our faculty and fellow classmates need assistance with! The times and number of volunteers needed for these events are not known at this time but stay on the lookout for sign up for this event at a SNA meeting! We will definitely need some of your help!

December Donations

The Ronald McDonald House provides and environment with a built-in support system, comfortable beds, hot showers, laundry facilities, playrooms, a friendly kitchen, and stocked pantry. The house depends on generous donations for its support. We will collect the following items: plastic forks, spoons, and knives, individually wrapped snack food items (crackers, chips, nuts, etc.), canned tuna and meats, quick fix foods, chunky style soup, tooth paste, dental floss, size 3, 4, 5 diapers, bleach, light bulbs, and postage stamps.

Please bring donations to Mrs. Bernard’s office, first floor of the nursing building. You will need to bring 8 items and sign the designated sheet to receive credit.


Upcoming Conventions

October 9-12, 2014 LASN Convention Lafayette, LA
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 August 18, 2014 7:00 am MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting September 15, 2014 7:00 am MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting October 13, 2014 7:00 am MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting November 10, 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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