Lassen Community College Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting for RN Nursing Program, Addressing Healthcare Professional Shortage


Lassen Community College will be bustling this evening as it hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the momentous achievement of welcoming its first cohort to the newest RN nursing program.

The California Board of Registered Nursing approved the Registered Nursing Program at LCC in November, following an extensive period of diligent planning, collaboration, and commitment. Program officials called this a “significant milestone that underscores the dedication to providing high-quality education and addressing the critical demand for healthcare professionals, particularly Registered Nurses, in California.”
The state is facing a growing shortage of professionals in the healthcare field, with a projected deficit in RNs of over 44,000 by 2030.

This milestone will not only enhance the educational opportunities available at LCC but will also contribute to the community’s overall well-being.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in the creative arts building and begins at 5 pm. Children are welcome to join. The Lassen County Chamber mixer will follow at 5:30 in the same location, helping celebrate this momentous day for LCC’s nursing program.