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Table 3 Legitimacy of nursing issues as perceived by the experts interviewed

From: Setting the agenda for nurse leadership in India: what is missing

Nursing policies/issues perceived to be having higher legitimacy Nursing issues perceived to be having lesser legitimacy
• National Health Mission brought increased focus to the nurse-patient ratios, resulting in attention on staffing levels
• Increased availability and reliability of data on nursing through consolidated e-registration systems
• Role of nurses in the coordination and management of care in areas such as palliative and geriatric care
• Creating leadership positions for nurses at the higher levels.
• Lack of capacity of nurses at managerial level
• The long lead-times for application processing, candidate selection and recruitment to senior positions of nurses