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Background: Patient safety is the foundation of good patient care, the avoidance and prevention of patient injuries or adverse events resulting from the processes of health care delivery. Aim of the Study: To assess the nurses’ adherence to the national standards of patient safety. Subjects and Methods: A descriptive design was used to achieve the aim of the current study. A convenient sample of 48 nurses were participated in the current study. The current study was conducted in Medical Surgical department at the Makkah Hospital. The required data was collected through: patient safety standards observation check list. Results: The study’s results revealed that, nurses in the study were adhered mostly to the standards of Eliminating Wrong-Site, Wrong-Patient, Wrong-Surgical Procedure and improving effective communication among health care workers. In addition, there was statistically significance correlation between nurses’ adherence to national standards of patient safety and their workload during some shifts and there was no correlation between nurses’ adherence to national standards of patient safety and their average age. Conclusion: The present study concluded that the nurses did not adhere to all the national standards of patient safety. Also, the highest percentage of nurses’ adherence to the national standards of patient safety was observed in the morning shift. Recommendation: It was recommended that develop strategies to decrease nurse workload, providing enough resources required for adhering to the safety standards and Increase level of administrative supervision on nurses during providing care specially at afternoon and night shifts.