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Social Work and Hospice

Students often do not consider a career in hospice due to a few misconceptions.  Hospice provides care to all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, the District of Columbia and the U.S Virgin Islands. In 2014 there were approximately 61,000 locations and still growing.


Social Work Careers in Health Care

Upon earning a bachelor’s of social work (BSW) degree you may choose to specialize in a particular field of social work. One specialized area of practice is medical social work.


Social Work Career Opportunities with Older Adults

If you have ever considered a social work career with older adults but thought you would be restricted to working in a nursing facility or other institutional setting, you may want to consider the following demographics. 


Social Work and Families

When you ask people ’What do social workers do?” the average person will say something about social workers taking children away from their families. While that sometimes becomes a necessity, it is only partially true.


Turn your desire to help others into a rewarding career

Many people want to help others. It is good to want to help others. It speaks to our humanity, our sense of mutuality, and even to our purpose. But the desire to help other people, while a good goal, has its limitations. 


EKU Announces Online Social Work Degree

Eastern Kentucky University will offer the bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) online in fall 2017. The new format will prepare students for success in a growing field.