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Table 4 Factors affecting the feasibility of nurse leadership according to experts interviewed

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

  Factors decreasing feasibility
Structural Factors • Low levels of nursing representation at the national and provincial levels
• No representational body for the profession for strongly advocating on nursing issues
• Lack of clarity around authority and accountability for decision-making
• Lack of role clarity between State and National level institutions as health is a “state affair”
Functional Factors • Nurses are not appropriately prepared for leadership or managerial positions
• Eligibility criteria restrict nurses from applying for leadership positions
• Lack of transparency in decision-making processes
• No mandate for INC for national oversight on issues other than nursing education