THE NURSES’ BILL OF RIGHTS: DO YOU KNOW YOUR RIGHTS?
The Nurses’ Bill of Rights can help nurses settle work-related issues with employers. The use of such widely recognized consensus documents adds credibility to nurses who need to discuss difficult situations, such as safety, staffing and workplace violence with administration.
1.Nurses Have the Right to Practice in a Manner That Fulfills Their Obligations to Society and to Those Who Receive Nursing Care.
2. Nurses Have the Right to Practice in Environments that Allow Them to Act in Accordance with Professional Standards and Legally Authorized Scopes of Practice.
3. Nurses Have theRight to a Work Environment That Supports and Facilitates Ethical Practice in Accordance with Code of Ethics For Nurses With Interpretive Statements.
4. Nurses have the Right to Freely and Openly Advocate for Themselves and Their Patients Without Fear of Retribution.
5. Nurses have the Right to Fair Compensation for Their Work Consistent with Their Educational Preparation, Knowledge, Experience and Professional Responsibilities.
6. Nurses Have the Right to a Work Environment that is Safe for Themselves and Their Patients.
7.Nurses in All Practice Settings Have the Right to Negotiate, Either as Individuals or Collectively, the Conditios of their Employment