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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
Vice President Priscilla Halloran
Secretary Serena Pentney
Treasurer Kristina Trahan
Historian Jessica Lee
Historian VACANT
Breakthrough to Nursing Ryne Smith
Breakthrough to Nursing Devan Peterson
Community Service Coordinator Kellie Jones
Community Service Coordinator Jessica Granier
Guest Speaker Coord. Kaitlyn Moser
Faculty Advisor Marirose Bernard

Community Service Events


August 6th
  • New Student Orientation

August 18th
  • Blood Drives
Date:               Monday, August 18 and TBD
Location:         MEB 7/8 and TBD
Time:              08:30 – 4:00pm
# Volunteers:  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 (

August 23rd
  • 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 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:
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!

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


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


  • Fleece - $32

  • Clipboard - $15

  • Badge Reel - $8

  • SNA T-Shirt - $12

If you are interested in making a purchase, please contact Chelsea Gandolfi:

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

Computer Services Orientation