Lone Star College first- and second-year nursing students are being recruited to help address the shortage of health care workers around the Greater Houston region.

According to a news release from LSC, U.S. Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee, D-Houston, organized a partnership program to have first- and second-year student nurses from LSC help the staff that oversees United Memorial Medical Center, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital.

The LSC nursing students will work in non-COVID-19 areas to allow full-time staff to attend to those with the coronavirus.

“Lone Star College remains committed to providing the resources necessary to wherever it’s needed and strongly encourages everyone to become vaccinated and wear a mask when on campus,” LSC Chancellor Stephen Head said in the release. “From loaning ventilators, providing COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites, and conducting face mask and food drives, we will do whatever we can to help those in need.”