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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
Historian Austin Laurent
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

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 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

September Events

September 8th

  • What: NOWS Self-Defense Education Session
  • Where: NOWS
  • When: 6:30 pm
  • Worth: .5 point!
  • Contact if you would like to sign up!

September 12th

  • What: Dr. Amy Blue’s IPE Keynote Presentation We are thrilled to host Dr. Amy Blue, the Associate Dean for Educational Affairs at University of Florida College of Public Health. She is travelling to LSU to speak about interprofessional education. She has co-authored over 80 publications regarding medical and interprofessional education and is extremely well-known in her field.
  • Where: MEB Auditorium B, 1st floor
  • When: 12-1pm
  • You will get .5 point just for attending—No work required!
  • Lunch will be provided!
  • Email if you would like to attend!

September 17th

  • What: Health Fair Clinic
  • Where: NOWS
  • When: 10:00am
  • Worth: 1 point!
  • Contact if you would like to sign up!

Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners

  • Date/Time:
             Sunday, September 18th
    • Shift 1 - 8:00AM - 11:00AM
    • Shift 2 - 11:00AM - 2:00PM
    • Shift 3 - 2:00PM - 5:00PM

             Monday, September 19th
    • Shift 1 - 7:30AM - 11:00AM
    • Shift 2 - 11:00AM - 2:00PM
    • Shift 3 - 2:00PM - 5:00PM

             Tuesday, September 20th
    • Shift 1 - 8:30AM - 12:00PM
    • Shift 2 - 12:00PM - 3:00PM

             Wednesday, September 21st
    • Shift 1 – 8:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside (2 Poydras St. New Orleans, Louisiana 70130)
  • Dress: LSUHSC SON Uniform WITH White coats
  • What: Volunteers will be helping with set-up and assisting with the conference.
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: TBA
  • Contact: Attn: Sarah Hairston

September 22nd

  • What: Civics and Medicaid Education Session
  • Where: NOWS
  • When: 6:30 pm
  • Worth: .5 point!
  • Contact if you would like to sign up!

School Tours and Proctored Statement Papers

  • Date: Wednesday, September 28th: 8:30 – 10:00 & 10:00 – 11:30
             Thursday, September 29th: 10:30 – Noon & Noon – 1:30
  • Time: See above
  • Location: TBA
  • Dress: LSUHSC SON Uniform (White coats may be needed)
  • What: Volunteers will be giving tours to potential students interviewing for nursing school. They will also be helping with set-up and assisting with the proctored statement papers
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 12 each day
  • Contact: Attn: Sarah Hairston

NOLA on Tap

  • Date: Saturday, September 24
  • Time: Shifts varies, the event is from 1-8pm
  • Location: New Orleans City Park – Festival Grounds
  • Dress: Casual dress code
  • What: Duties will vary but most Volunteers will be helping with set-up and assisting with Nola on Tap including, checking ID, working drink boohs, direct parking etc.
  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 20
  • Contact: Attn: Sarah Hairston
    Note: All volunteers for NOLA on Tap must be 21 years of age or older


Lantern Light at the Rebuild Center is holding a Black and White clothing drive to help the homeless and less fortunate of our community with proper attire for interviews and employment. We are taking donations of new or slightly worn white dress shirts and black dress pants for men and women of all sizes.


  • 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

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