What's New

Welcome to the new Executive Director

We are very pleased to announce that Karen Barsell, LISW has accepted the position of Executive Director for the State of Nevada, Board of Examiners for Social Workers. 


Ms. Barsell has served most recently as the CEO and President of the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.  Throughout her career, Karen has been instrumental in administering community impact initiatives throughout the Northern Nevada region.  Karen has been a licensed social worker since 1990 and became a LISW in 1994.  She brings vast experience in agency leadership, legislative involvement and partnering with the community.


Sandy Lowery, LCSW, LCADC, who has been the Interim Executive Director, will be the Deputy Executive Director. 


Please join the Board and staff in wishing Karen the greatest success in her new role.     

    Changes to NAC 641B

    On February 27, 2018 the Legislative Commission approved our proposed changes to NAC 641B.  These changes will go into effect in stages.  Please see attached document that detail the implementation.

    Internship Program Documents

    • Board has updated the information for post-graduate Clinical / Independent Internships including site and supervisor lists and applications.

    Continuing Education Programs

    Changes in Suicide Prevention CEUs

    CEU Approval Changes

    Effective March 1, 2017 any CEUs that are approved by ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards) or NASW (National Association of Social Workers) will automatically be approved by the Social Work Board. You will no longer need to submit an approval for these trainings.