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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 Katelyn Freyou
Vice President Devin Robinson
Secretary Kiera Smith
Treasurer Thomas Gray
Historian Lauren Levert
Historian Austin Laurent
Breakthrough to Nursing Stephen Lewis
Community Service Coordinator Victoria McElroy
Community Service Coordinator Sarah Hairston
Community Service Coordinator Nicole Koppi
Community Service Coordinator Megan Meyer
Communications Director Melanie Burkhardt
Parliamentarian Courtney Stoufflet
Faculty Advisor Marirose Bernard

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. 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

How to Apply for NSNA Membership


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


King Cake Fest

  • What: Ochsner presents the 4th Annual King Cake Festival on a celebration benefiting babies and children at Ochsner!
  • Where: Champion Square  (more information will be emailed of where to go the day of)
    • * I have not received a map yet—will be emailed out ASAP
  • When: Sunday, January 29, 2017 12:00 – 3:00pm
  • Dress Code: You will be given a T-shirt the day of
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 12- 15
  • Worth: 1 point for SNA
  • Contact:

January Donation

Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food to 582 partners and programs across 23 parishes. Second Harvest accepts all nonperishable items (foods that do not need to be frozen or refrigerated). Due to the volume of donations, we prefer non-glass containers for safety reasons. Please consider nutritional food items that are low in sodium/salt and sugar. Whole grain and whole-wheat items are also very much needed for any type of bread, cracker, rice and pasta!



610 Stomper ball


  • What: The Stompers are throwing their annual Sweet 610 Debutante ball and we want you to come help volunteer!
  • Where: MARDI GRAS WORLD (1380 Port of New Orleans Place)
  • When: Friday, Febuary 3rd
    • Shifts vary, if you want to sign up for a shift please email for instructions!!
  • Dress Code: LSU T-shirt or come dressed as your favorite wrestler or make up one of your own
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: Varies
  • Worth: 1 point
  • Contact:

Rock and Roll Marathon

  • What: Come volunteer to work a water station for Rock-and-Roll Marathon! 
  • Where: water station on Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans
  • When: Sunday, Febuary 3rd
    • Shifts TBA
  • Dress Code: T-shirt will be provided
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: TBA
  • Worth: 1 point
  • Contact:

Career Day

  • What: Many different hospitals from around southern Louisiana come to LSUHSC to talk about future job opportunities and what their institution has to offer our students! Help volunteer to make this school event run smoothly
  • Where: LSUHSC
  • When: Friday, February 10th
  • Dress Code: LSUHSC school uniform (polo, black pants) and white coat
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: TBA
  • Worth: 0.5 point
  • Contact:

Blood Drive

  • What: The Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood, blood components and plasma derivatives to local hospitals throughout South Louisiana and parts of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. They are a non-profit, community service organization.  Come dentate blood or volunteer for a shift.
  • Where: LSUHSC (room TBA)
  • When: Monday, February 20th
  • Dress Code: LSUHSC school uniform (polo, black pants)
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: TBA
  • Worth: 0.5 for a shift and 0.5 if you give blood (1 full point if you do BOTH – volunteer AND give blood)
  • Contact:


Upcoming Conventions

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 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

Computer Services Orientation