We recognize that becoming an NSWP is not the career goal for every nurse.
The pilot NSWP students noted that combining social work with nursing rather than replacing one with the other will provide the professional with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for the "whole" client.
The nonnursing social work faculty members have readily accepted the new NSWP students.
Although the NSWP student sits in the same classes with other MSW students, he or she also takes additional coursework focusing on case management of special populations and advanced coursework in incorporating information technology into practice, social policy, and financial management in health care (see Table 1).
Both a community need for this new NSWP professional and a pool of applicants have been identified.
In addition to the differences in electoral support for NSWPs among autonomous communities, the space of the NSWP is also structured very differently in the autonomous communities.
In Catalonia, where the NSWPs as a whole are also strongly established, there is the clear hegemony of moderate nationalism represented by Convergencia i Unio (CiU).
Galicia(23) and the Balearic Islands(24) both display an average level of support for NSWPs, but with distinct structures.
NSWPs in Andalusia(25) had been almost exclusively represented by the Partido Andalucista (PA) until the recent split of the Partido Andaluz de Progreso (PAP).
In Extremadura, where electoral support for NSWPs is much weaker, this space has also experienced an irregular process without a consolidated option, and now Coalicion Extremena (CE) is the expression of unity after the division between Extremadura Unida (EU) and the Partido Regionalism de Extremadura (PREX).
Forming either minority or coalition governments, other NSWPs have also been in power in their respective autonomous communities since 1987.
Participation rates in governments by the other NSWPs has been much lower and limited to a secondary position in coalition governments.