Documentation is a vital aspect of nursing practice. Generally, health care team members communicate with each other’s by means of discussion, reports, and records. Written and general communication among health professionals is vital to the quality of client care. The client’s medical record is a legal document of activities for recording client care.
Aim: The aim of the study was to compare the level of knowledge regarding recording & reporting among staff nurses and nursing students.
Objectives: 1.To assess the level of knowledge regarding recording & reporting among staff nurses & student nurses. 2. To compare the level of knowledge regarding recording & reporting between staff nurses and student nurses. 3. To find out the association between level of knowledge and selected socio demographic variables among staff nurses and student nurses.
Methods: A non-experimental comparative descriptive design with quantitative design was adopted. 15 staff nurses and 15 nursing students were selected by using Non-probability convenience sampling technique.
Results: Among staff nurses, 47% were had adequate knowledge, 40% were had moderate knowledge and 13% were had inadequate knowledge regarding recording & reporting. Regarding nursing students, 40% were had Moderate & 40% had adequate knowledge and 20% had were inadequate knowledge regarding recording & reporting.
Conclusion: It was concluded that the level of knowledge among staff nurses is comparatively higher than the student nurses.