It is easy for nurses to get caught out there early in their careers. You can be minding your business, as you have been thus far, and disaster can happen. I am on orientation and was preparing medications for a client. I was assigned to work with an RN who walked with me as I was administering medications. I had one client who had to get three drugs; one was lopressor, another was a thiazide diuretic (the third I don't remember). I was about to give it to the woman and she told me that she already took her medication. I asked her where did she get it from, and she opened her drawer showing me several bottles of meds. She didn't remember which ones she took, so, I told her and the nurse escorting me that I was not able to administer anything to her because it may be double dosing. The nurse that was with me (an RN) said to me, 'She told you that she didn't take her pressure pills, so, you can give that to her'. I said "Under NO circumstances would I give this woman anything. I am not sure of what she took, and neither is she". Anyway, the RN told me she would write a note and take care of it. Next thing I know, she comes, takes the MAR away from me and she tells me that she administered the medication. I made sure that she signed the MAR and I told her that that was not a wise thing to do, because she may have already received a dose from her pile of medications. The RN told me that she would call the doctor. Later, I found out that she did not take the medications from the bedside. THat is were I screwed up, because, while I did NOT administer the meds, I should have taken it upon myself to confiscate the medications. Thankfully, the patient was discharged the next day, so, there was no trouble; but, from now on, I know that rather than to trust someone else (even in a higher title), I have to do it for myself. It is a shame that shocking things like this have to happen, but it makes us learn. I pray that nothing comes out of your situation, and you leave a bit wounded, but wiser. Not saying that you were unwise, but it seems that we have to have eyes in the back of our heads at all times.