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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 August 28, 2017 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall C
Meeting September 11, 2017 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall C
Meeting October 16, 2017 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall C
Meeting November 20, 2017 12:00-1:00pm Lecture Hall C

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


LANP Conference
What the event is: The Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP) needs student volunteers for the upcoming Primary Care Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Duties will include but not limited to: help with registration, set up, break down and passing out flyers, help sell Tshirts etc.
Number of volunteers: Unlimited
Dress Code: School Uniform (black or navy pants, Polo shirt) and Lab coat


Thursday, September 28th – 7:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, September 29th 8:00 – 4:00pm
Saturday, September 30th 8:00- 4:00pm
Sunday, October 1st 8:00 - 12noon
You can sign up for the hours you’re able to volunteer. **MINIMUM 4 hours**

SNA point: 1 point *MINIMUM 4 hours**
Location: Hilton Riverside - New Orleans
                2 Poydras Street
                New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Parking: TBA
If you have any question, please email Grace at


Career Day
What the event is: Volunteers will help with set up/take down, encouraging students to attend the Career Fair or working tables.
Number of volunteers: 12-14 volunteers needed

Dress Code: School Uniform (black or navy pants, Polo shirt) and Lab coat
Date and Time: Friday, September 22nd
        Shift 1 – 8:30am – 11:30am
        Shift 2 – 11:30am – 2:30 pm
SNA point: 1 point

Location: 1st and 2nd Floor of the School of Nursing
If you have any question, please email Grace at


Traditional BSN Spring 2018 applicant Proctored Essay:
What is the event: Volunteers will help will assist the applicant Proctored Essay and possibly give student tours
Number of volunteers: 10-12 volunteers needed
Dress: School uniform with white lab coat
Location: Seminar Room 2 (147), 1st floor school of nursing building.
Date and Time:
        Thursday, September 28th
               Shift 1: 8:00 am – 10:15ish
               Shift 2: 10:15ish - 12:30 pm
        Friday, September 29th
               Shift 1: 12:00 noon – 2:00pm
               Shift 2: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
SNA points: 0.5 point PER shift. If you work two shifts, then you get the full point

If you have any questions, please email Anja at

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