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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 2017



President Sarah Hairston
Vice President Melanie Burkhardt
Secretary Devyn Lambert
Treasurer Kylee Pitre
Historian Jennifer Stringer
Historian Tori Olson
Breakthrough to Nursing Andrew Giardina
Breakthrough to Nursing Anja Kacmarcik
Community Service Coordinator Victoria McElroy
Community Service Coordinator Grace Ciaston
Community Service Coordinator Briana Schleicher
Community Service Coordinator Lauren Bridevaux
Communications Director Nicole Koppi
Parliamentarian Courtney Stoufflet
Faculty Advisor Marirose Bernard
Faculty Advisor Gretchen Deeves
Faculty Advisor James Foley

Meetings Dates

Meeting Date Time Location
Meeting January 23, 2017 12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting February 13, 2017 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall A
Meeting March 13, 2017
(officer elections)
12:00-1:00pm MEB Seminar Room 4
Meeting April 24, 2017 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. 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
  • For Spring 2017, dues are due on February 13th. If you cannot make it to the meeting on this day, you must have your dues in Mrs. Bernard's mailbox no later than 5:00 pm. If you do not get your dues in by this time, you will not be considered an active member and you will not be eligible to accrue points for receive a cord for this semester.


NSNA and SNA Code of Conduct

  • Maintain the highest standard of personal and professional conduct.
  • Actively promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within nursing education, the profession of nursing, and the student nurses' association.
  • Refuse to engage in, or condone, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, citizenship, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Treat others with respect and promote an environment that respects human rights, values and choice of cultural and spiritual beliefs
  • Abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages or any substances in the academic and clinical setting that impair judgment

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 for traditional students, and 8 points for CARE, 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 = 0.5 point or 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 .125

Community Service Events

April Donations

  • The SPCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering. They have been committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for more than 125 years.
  • 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70114
    • Towels
    • Dog beds
    • Dog training treats (soft and hard unopened high value treats)
    • Milkbone brand dry dog biscuits (size—small or medium)
    • Pup-peroni beef flavored treats
    • Kitty litter (non-clumping)
    • Plastic cat toys
    • Boxes of ping pong balls
    • Ski rope leashes
    • Non-plush dog toys suitable for sanitizing (like Kong)
    • NylaBones
    • Dry and canned dog/cat food (*unopened)
    • Rubbermaid storage containers
    • Scotch scrub pads
    • Formula 409
    • Windex
    • Bleach



Graduation Rehearsal

  • When: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
  • Where: Human Development Center by entrance
  • Number of Volunteers: 5-6
  • Shift: 12:00 - 4:00pm
  • Dress Code: School Uniform with white coat
  • Contact:


Graduation Award Ceremony

  • When: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
  • Where: UNO Lakefront Arena Gym -- Entrance located on North-West side, 1st floor
  • Number of Volunteers: 8-10
  • Shift: 7:30 - 11:00am
  • Dress Code: School Uniform with white coat
  • Contact:


Gears for Gals Charity Bike Ride
Volunteers will be working at a rest stop on the route-- set up, tear down, giving out snacks and water. Volunteers will get a t-shirt and are invited to the after-party, where there will be many Ochsner employees as this is an Ochsner associated event.

  • When: Sunday, May 21st, 2017
  • Where: Various locations around New Orleans and West Bank
  • Worth: 1 point
  • Contact:


Upcoming Conventions

October 5-8, 2017 LASN Convention Baton Rouge, LA
November 2-5, 2017 NSNA Mid-Year Conference San Diego, CA

Meeting Minutes



SNA MDF Prices

Classic Cardiology stethoscope - $100   Procardial C3 stethoscope - $120

MD One stethoscope - $50   Acoustica lightweight stethoscope - $20

Calibra Pro Sphygmomanometer - $30   Medica Palm Sphygmomanometer - $50

Clinical Clipboard - $20    

Helpful Links
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)

Louisiana Student Nurses Association (LASN)

NSNA Code of Professional Conduct of Professional Conduct.pdf?dl=0

NSNA Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct Interpretive Statements of Academic and Clinical Conduct With Interpretive Statements.pdf?dl=0

NSNA Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.pdf?dl=0