Back ground: The patient in the hospital experience new and unfamiliar surroundings. It is the nurse to see that the patient feels at care and adjusts to the hospital routine and the new environment to help to co-operate and accept treatment necessary for regaining health. Aim: The aim of the study was to compare the level of knowledge regarding IPR among staff nurses and nursing students.
Methods: A non-experimental exploratory research design was applied and 30 samples were selected using Non-probability purposive sampling technique. Results:Study showed that majority of the staff nurses 10(66%) have moderate knowledge, 4(26.7%) have adequate knowledge and 1(6.67%) have inadequate knowledge with regard to nursing students, 11(73.33%) have moderate knowledge, 3(20%) have inadequate knowledge and 1(6.67) have adequate knowledge.
Conclusion: It was concluded that there the level of knowledge among staff nurses is comparatively higher than the student nurses.
Interpersonal relationships, Communication.