Nurses work in a variety of settings like
hospital, classroom (education), community health
department, business sector, home health care and the
laboratory. Providing optimal to the clients on the basis
of evidence obtained through research. Baccalaureate in
Nursing is the entry level in studying nursing research.
Therefore, creation of interest in undergraduate
education has a positive impact to undertake research.
So that undergraduate nurses can function as an
effective research reader, utilize research findings into
practice, prepare research reports and criticize.
Baccalaureate nursing students may have different
attitude and knowledge level towards research. So a
study was done to assess their knowledge and attitude.
The study was done in few Nursing colleges of Nagercoil.
99 students of third year and final year BSc(N) were
included. The tool has demographic variables, selfadministered knowledge questionnaire and attitude
scale. Questionnaires were circulated to students and
collected from them through WhatsApp in the form of
Google form. Mean was used to calculate each
component in a factor. Frequency and percentage were
used for demographic variables. 37.3% (37) of them
belong to 21 years, majority of them, 90.9% (90) were
female, and sample was almost equally distributed in III
50.5% (50) and IV year 49.5% (49) of the study. In the
source of information, majority 42 (42.4%) received
information through teachers. 59.59% (59) of the
students have adequate knowledge regarding research,
36.36 % (36) of the students had moderate knowledge
and 4.04% (4) of the students had inadequate knowledge
regarding research. All score shows above average in the
attitude scale. This shows that they have good knowledge
and attitude towards research.
Keywords : Research, Nursing students, Knowledge, Attitude.