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Richard J. Nance, MSW, MSHHA LCSW

Provo, UT

Why did you choose to pursue an MSW degree?
While working in psychiatric hospital administration for years, I always thought the clinical side of behavioral health was much more interesting and intellectually stimulating.


What are your thoughts on BYU's focus on a spiritually strengthening educational experience?
Anchored my social work education in service to my fellow man.


Why did you choose BYU's Social Work program?
Compared to the University of Utah, the BYU clinical emphasis was much more in line with what I wanted to do with my MSW.


What are your career goals?
I'm using every bit of my formal education and previous work experience in my current job. Who could ask for more?


Tell us about your BYU internship experience(s):
I was able to obtain internships that complimented my previous work experience. I believe I became a better "person in environment" social worker because of those opportunities. I still exchange Christmas cards with one of my clinical supervisors.

How did BYU's MSW program prepare you for your career?
It gave me the clinical foundation that complimented my masters degree in health administration and certificate in substance abuse treatment. It made me a more well rounded professional. It prepared me to enter the workforce and practice as a competent clinical professional.