Background & objective: The global
pandemic always has a huge impact on most countries,
but in India, it seems to be worse than most – the crisis
is overburdening India’s health care system. COVID-19
is an emerging public health problem which threaten
the life of over 2.4 million people in World.
present study aimed to assess knowledge and practice of
nursing personnel on COVID -19. Methodology: The
descriptive research design was used for this study.
Data was collected by using WhatsApp messenger and
Facebook messenger among nursing personnel who
belong to 18 years of age and above. Result: Of 216
nursing personnel approached, 200 responded. The
study results revealed that majority (44.5%) of nursing
personnel had average knowledge and 43.5% had good
knowledge on COVID-19. Majority 96.5% of nursing
personnel had excellent practice toward COVID-19.
There was weak correlation between knowledge and
practice on COVID-19 as measured by Spearman Rank
Correlation test (r = 0.2817). Conclusion &
Interpretation: The study concluded that nursing
education is suggested to advance knowledge of nursing
personnel hence practice can be improved.
Keywords : Knowledge, Practice, Nursing Personnel, COVID-19