Gwynedd Mercy University social work students partake in NASW Advocacy Day

Gwynedd Mercy University Bachelor of Social Work students visit Harrisburg March 25 to participate in the National Association of Social Workers Legislative Education and Advocacy Day.

HARRISBRUG — Gwynedd Mercy University’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students traveled to Harrisburg March 25 to join hundreds of other social work students across the state in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Legislative Education and Advocacy Day as part of National Social Work Month.

GMercyU students prepared research on their state representatives and advocated for House Bill 390, which calls for requiring school social worker certification in schools.

“Our BSW program strives to prepare students for competitive job placement by responding to recent trends in the field of social work,” said Janice Nuss, MSW, LCSW, who is GMercyU’s assistant professor and director of field education for the BSW program. “Gwynedd Mercy University is uniquely positioned to respond to the growing need for competence and highly qualified social work professionals in this community.”

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