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Background: Nurses rights covered nurses human rights, professional rights and employment rights within their work environment. Neglecting or improper fulfillment of these rights by the health care organization has serious and significant impact on the nurses and health care organization which affect the total outcome of the hospital productivity, patient satisfaction and nurses career satisfaction. Aim: This study aimed to assess nurses’ perception regarding their rights and its’ influence on career satisfaction. Design: A descriptive correlational design was used to achieve this study. Setting: The study was conducted at Ain Shams university hospital. Subjects: one hundred and fifty staff nurse were included in the study. Tools of data collection collected by nurses right questionnaire sheet and career satisfaction scale. Results: More than four fifths of the nurses had high perception level regarding their rights as a whole. The highest perception was for security rights and professional development rights while the lowest for administrative rights. Only one third of staff nurses had high career satisfaction while more than quarter of the sample had low career satisfaction.. Conclusions: There is no significant relation between nurses’ perception of rights and their career satisfaction. Recommendations: nurses need to have the tools and strategies to recognize and apply their rights in nursing practice, training programs are recommended for newly employed nursing person to inform them of their rights and responsibilities, periodic assessment of the work environment and to take the appropriate actions for keeping nurses engaged and satisfied with their career.