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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
Breakthrough to Nursing Brooklyn Buras
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. 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

March Donation
This month, we will be collecting items for the New Orleans Women’s Shelter. They are in need of: plastic ponchos, flashlights, batteries, bottled water, anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, air fresheners, feminine paper products, toiletries (deodorant, body wash, soap, shampoo), face towels / washcloths, Kleenex, makeup, hairbrushes / combs, diapers & baby wipes, bibs, bottles, pacifiers, coloring books w/ 8-pack crayons, throw blankets, kids bath towels, character tooth brush, toothpaste, floss, kid snacks, journal & pens.

Please put your items into a bag and put them into the bin outside of Mrs. Bernard’s office (room 150)

You must donate 8 items to receive .125 point – make sure you sign the sheet outside of room 150 with your name and number of items/bag to get your credit!



39th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k

  • When: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 from 7:30am-12:30pm
  • What: 39th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k
    • Volunteers will help with finish line area by managing water station, distributing race materials, distributing fruit/snacks, and serve as traffic control moving people into race festival.
  • Where: City Park, near New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Number of Volunteers: 50
  • Worth: 1 point
  • Dress Code: Appropriate and comfortable, race t-shirt will be provided
  • Contact:


Sigma Theta Tau Research Day

  • When: Friday, April 21st, 2017
  • Shifts: Shift 1: 8:00 am to 12:00pm and Shift 2: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • What: Sigma Theta Tau Research Day
  • Where: University Medical Center
  • Number of Volunteers: 12
  • Worth: 1 point
  • Dress Code: School Uniform with white coat
  • Contact:


Jefferson CAC’s 6th Annual Step Up for Children Gala in New Orleans

  • When: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 7:00pm-11:00pm
  • What: Jefferson CAC’s 6th Annual Step Up for Children Gala in New Orleans
    • The Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center is a nationally accredited, non-profit agency that provides direct services to child abuse victims and their families, in addition to advocacy, prevention resources and education to combat child abuse and neglect.
    • The event includes entertainment by musical guest “Karma,” celebrity emcees, food, drink, auctions, and much more. All proceeds benefit Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC).
  • Where: Audubon Aquarium of the America
    • 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Number of Volunteers: 20
  • Worth: 1 point
  • Dress Code: TBA
  • Contact:


Upcoming Conventions

April 5-9, 2017 NSNA National Convention Dallas, TX

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