I believe I read somewhere that nurses do have the right to a safe workplace. In the even that any employee is harmed should be protected by security. Something a medical workplace involving patients should have. If they don't, they're putting at risk a list of things within the facility besides nurses being beaten such as medical records, potential hostage crisis, weapons manufacturing using certain drugs or illnesses extracted from patients to create biochemical weapons, patient safety is at risk, etc. Families will want security for the facility if something happens to them. At any time I feel endanger of my life I'll either raise my voice or force my way to a phone and call police. Violence and mistreatment should not be part of the job. Quality of patient care shouldn't be watered down so low to the point that being beaten is okay. I'd file a complaint with Dept. of Labor and Human Resources. To me, violence in the workplace is the equivalent of a domestic violence in the home. Same thing.