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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
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


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

July Events

July 3rd (Sunday)
City Park 3rd of July Celebration (on the Great Lawn)
Location: City Park Great Lawn (By the Peristyle)
Time: 4:30-7:00 p.m.
# Volunteers: 10

  • We will help to install recycling and trash containers around the Great Lawn before the event starts. This will last about 30 minutes. The next two hours will be spent handing out fans to guests as they arrive. The celebration begins at 7:00, so you can enjoy the music and fireworks afterwards! For more info about the event, contact Reynecia Douglas (

July 27th (Wednesday)
Touro’s 9th annual Health Career Camp
Location: Touro Infirmary 1401 Foucher St., Presidents Room
Time: 12:30-3:00pm
# Volunteers: 1

  • SNA will be moving from station to station and completing activities with older high school students in order to teach them certain health skills. We will be the ‘patients’, while the students practice taking vitals on us. It is a great event that helps foster young students who are passionate about a career in the healthcare field! For more info about the event, contact Andrew Giardina (

New Student Orientation

  • Date: Wednesday, July 27th - Friday, July 29th
  • Time: On Wednesday and Thursday, volunteers should report at 7:30am. On Friday, volunteers should report at 7:45am. End time TBA.
  • Location: LSUHSC (Room TBA)
  • Dress: LSUHSC SON Uniform (White coats may be needed)
  • What: Volunteers will be helping with signing in and greeting new students.
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 3-4/day
  • Contact: Attn: Courtney Stoufflet

New Student Orientation Scavenger Hunt

  • Date: Friday, July 29th
  • Time: 2:45pm-4:00pm
  • Location: LSUHSC (Room TBA)
  • Dress: LSUHSC SON Uniform (White coats may be needed)
  • What: Volunteers will be helping with guiding new students around campus, showing students the important places they should know around campus.
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 20
  • Contact: Attn: Courtney Stoufflet

August Events

Summer Graduation Celebration

  • Date: Saturday, August 13th
  • Time: 8:30am-12:00pm (may end earlier)
  • Location: LSUHSC, 1st Floor, Tiger Room
  • Dress: LSUHSC SON Uniform (White coats may be needed)
  • What: Volunteers will be helping with set-up and assisting wit: h the Summer Graduation Celebration
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 3-4
  • Contact: Attn: Courtney Stoufflet

White Coat Ceremony

  • Date: Monday, August 15th
  • Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm (may end earlier)
  • Location: Lakeview Christian Center
  • Dress: LSUHSC SON Uniform (White coats may be needed)
  • What: Volunteers will be helping with set-up, signing in students, and assisting with the ceremony
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 9
  • Contact: Attn: Courtney Stoufflet

Moonshine Fever

  • Date: Friday, August 19th
  • Location: City Park Amusements (formerly known as Carousel Gardens)
  • Dress: T-Shirts will be provided to those who sign up before August 8th. Otherwise, volunteers should wear appropriate attire for being outside that also positively reflects the SON.
  • Contact: Attn: Courtney Stoufflet
  • Note: All volunteers must be 21 years of age or older
  • Volunteer Shifts:
    Front Entrance: Scanning admission tickets, handing out beer cups, unpacking glow necklaces
    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Number of Volunteers Needed:4
    Moonshine Station: Pouring shots of moonshine, replenishing supply
    Time: Shift 1: 7:00pm-8:30pm; Shift 2: 8:30pm-10:00pm
    Number of Volunteers Needed:Shift 1: 4; Shift 2: 3
    Game Area: Watching over the games and making sure pieces stay in the area
    Time: Shift 1: 7:30pm-9:00pm; Shift 2: 9:00pm-10:30pm
    Number of Volunteers Needed:2 per shift

Blood Drive

  • Date: Tuesday August 23rd
  • Time: 10:00am-3:30pm (shifts TBA)
  • Location: LSUHSC (room TBA)
  • Dress: LSUHSC SON Uniform
  • What: Volunteers will be helping with signing in donors
  • Number of Volunteers Needed:TBA
  • Contact: Attn: Courtney Stoufflet

LCM CHAIRish the Children Gala

  • Date: Saturday, August 27th
  • Location: Louisiana Children's Museum
  • Contact: Attn: Courtney Stoufflet
  • All volunteers must be 21 years of age or older
  • This event will be worth 1.5 SNA pts.
  • Volunteer Shifts:
    Set-Up: Helping hang decorations, signage, tables and chairs, auction galleries, etc.
    Time: 12:30pm-5:30pm (may end sooner)
    Dress: Comfortable shorts, t-shirts, and shoes. Please dress to positively reflect the SON and wear LSUHSC-SON t-shirts if possible.
    Number of Volunteers Needed:4-8
    During the event: Helping at stations including auction tables, will call, restaurant stations, raffle tables, etc.
    Time: 6:00pm-12:30am (may end sooner)
    Dress: Appropriate cocktail attire (nothing too revealing) and comfortable but dressy shoes. This year's theme is "LCM Looks to the Future" so attire can be somewhat reminiscent of that futuristic theme, although nothing over the top. Please dress to positively reflect the SON.
    Number of Volunteers Needed:8-15


  • 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

Computer Services Orientation