what are nurses rights while on the job?/Petition

  1. Patients have rights during their hospital stay. What about nurses rights?
    I am currently employed and while on the job I am continually being verbally abused by a patient. This patient is also threatening myself and my peers---nurses and aides.
    We have done everything to make his stay comfortable and stress free. He continually makes derogatory statements to everyone he comes into contact with. Most of us are emotionally stressed out from his actions and verbal threats. Many of us are even afraid to enter the facility while he continues to reside there. This patient is allowed to have Loa's,use cell phone and own vehicle, and roam the facility without informing staff.
    Would like to know what Nurses Rights are.
    If nurses have no rights then I would like to start a petition to protect all nurses while on the job.
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