Summary: Gender Imbalance In Nursing

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Discussion on the findings
Social demographic discussion
Gender Imbalance Majority of the respondents were females. This could mean that there is female dominance. Culturally, women do not command respect in all social settings and the same applies to medical field, there is a belief that women are weak .In Uganda male nurses shy away from their nursing profession. Given the schedule of African women plus biological determined roles such as maternity leave might have kept female nurse leader away from duty for a long time, there could also be an element of poor delegation ,under delegation and women in general have a lot of informal groups and
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The timing of communication might not be appropriate leading to misinterpretation of the message both to the community and subordinates.
Whereas the study did not conclude that the only way to sustainable community health and development was through building essential nursing leadership skills needed, it can significantly contribute to more than 40% of the capacity needed to achieve full community potential for health. Nurses are frontline runners in health service delivery, they are within the PHC .It does not matter at what leadership level, the leadership capacity of nurses need to be developed,(Aserua et el 2015). There is a general misinterpretation of nurse leaders; Mostly the mind goes to level of master degree and beyond. But as leadership styles dictate it, a nurse can be a leader depending on the situation in which she is placed. For example majority of nurses in Moyo and Adjumani are registered nurses who are diploma holders but play leadership
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The Uganda Nurse council petitioned the government for having taken away in part their autonomy over regulation of nurses’ practice. Along with this, the council now has it that those newly qualified nurses to undergo compulsory internship which is determined by the level of qualification and the country where the nurse was trained from before they are fully certified to practice.

Conclusion
Building essential nursing leadership capacity for sustainable community health and development can be achieved through effective planning and involvement of all stakeholders to prioritize health programmes. Nurse leaders on their part need to devote time and resources to advance their career through continued nurse education and provide EBNP, be proactive to realise their full potential in order to contribute to sustainable community health and development.
Recommendation/Suggestions
The study came up with the following recommendation and suggestions.
Addressing gender imbalance-Encouraging men to join nursing so as to avoid staffing gap caused by natural phenomena such as maternity leave and that might also lead to male involvement in

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