As nursing gains increasing influence in all aspect of healthcare provision. It is vital that practitioners develop leadership skills at an early stage in their careers. The objectives of the study is: To assess the knowledge regarding leadership skills among staff nurses in selected hospital Bangalore, to determine the association between knowledge regarding leadership skills among staff nurses and selected demographic variables. The present study was conducted in a tertiary hospital located in Anekal Taluk, Bangalore, among 50 staff nurses on basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Researcher prepared 30; objective type questionnaire was used to assess knowledge regarding nursing profession. The finding of the study revealed that 6(12%) of subjects had poor knowledge, 44(88%) of subjects had average knowledge and none of subjects had good knowledge regarding leadership skill. There was no statistical association between knowledge and demographic variables. The finding of the study reveals that there is a need of improving the leadership skill among the staff nurses to improve the patients health, healthcare delivery system, harmony within the peer group, professional development and ultimately on organizational benefits. Healthcare organization should draw up visions of nursing leadership in future. Together with universities, they should start planning nurse manager education programmes that focuses on strategic issues, leadership, job satisfaction, challenging situation in leadership, change management, work unit management for helping them to develop as managers and make the successful leadership as a part of multi- professional cooperation.
knowledge, leadership skills, staff nurses.