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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 Brittani Dyess
Vice President Megan Herrle
Secretary Devan Peterson
Treasurer Elena Johns
Historian Kiera Smith
Historian Sarah Vitaliano
Breakthrough to Nursing Lauren Levert
Breakthrough to Nursing Ryne Smith
Community Service Coordinator Sarah Hairston
Community Service Coordinator McKay Jordan
Community Service Coordinator Devin Robinson
Community Service Coordinator Courtney Stoufflet
Guest Speaker Coord. Christina Grishman
Faculty Advisor Marirose Bernard

Community Service Events


January Donations
For the month of January, we are collecting Mardi Gras throws. This includes beads, small stuffed animals, trickets, doubloons, etc. This is for the St. Bernard Aktion Club. The Aktion Club is an organization that serves to help adults with disabilities with their mission “to provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative, leadership skills and to serve their communities". Every year the Aktion Club organizes floats for the disabled to ride and enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities. These items are being collected to provide the throws needed for the parades. Please bring all donations to Mrs. Bernard’s office, 1st floor of the nursing building. SNA members must bring at least 8 items to receive credit. The last day to turn in items for this will be February 12th. Please sign the designated sheet with your name and the number of items you bring.


Monday, February 1st, 2016: Spring Blood Drive

Location: LSUHSC MEB 4
Time: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Shifts: 8:30-9:45 (setup: 4 volunteers), 9:30-10:45, 10:30-11:45, 11:30-12:45, 12:30-1:45, 1:30-2:45, 2:30-3:45, 3:30-4:45, and 4:30-5:30 (clean up: 4 volunteers)

Volunteers will be helping with the registration process and/or helping setup/clean up the room before and after the blood drive.
The event is worth 1/2 point and members can donate blood for 1/2 point as well. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Courtney Stoufflet at

Tuesday, February 2nd – Friday, February 5th, 2016: Valentine's Day Card Making

Location: New Student Lounge, 4th floor
Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-1pm; Thursday: 11am-1pm
Number of volunteers: Unlimited

Volunteers will make Valentine's Day cards that will be sent to Metairie Manor. Each hour is worth 1/2 point. Volunteers can earn a total of 1 point by showing up for two different sessions for one hour each. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Courtney Stoufflet at

Saturday, February 13th, 2016: PAWS Pawdi Gras

Location: TBA
Time: 9:00AM-11:30AM (parade to follow at 12:30PM)
Number of volunteers: 18

Volunteers will be helping with set up for the event from 9-11:30. Afterwards, volunteers will march as an organization in the parade starting at 12:30. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Courtney Stoufflet at

Sunday, February 28th, 2016: Rock n' Roll Marathon

Location: TBA
Time: 7:00AM-1:30PM
Number of volunteers: 27

Volunteers will serve water to runners during the race.

February Donation: Second Harvest Food Bank
Community food drives provide close to one million pounds of food every year. Items needed for this donation are: fruits and vegetables (canned vegetables, canned fruits, fruit juice, diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce without meat, dried fruits, fruit cups), proteins (canned tuna and chicken, canned beans, canned chili, peanut butter, nuts, trail mix, canned soups), grains (cereal, oatmeal, pasta, whole-grain rice, whole-grain crackers, whole-wheat flour, grits), milk (shelf-stable, evaporated, dry), cooking oils (olive, canola, coconut), paper products, diapers, toiletries. To donate, please place your items in the box outside of Mrs. Bernard's office on the 1st floor of the nursing school building. Remember: Monthly donation of 8 items/drive = 1 donation credit; 4 donation credits = 1/2 SNA point. The last day to bring in donations is March 1st.

Upcoming Conventions

March 30-April 3, 2016 National Convention Orlando, FL

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Date Time Location
Meeting January 25, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting February 15, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting March 14, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting April 11, 2016 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4

Meeting Minutes


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


  • 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 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

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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