Last week, I had a patient admitted on the shift before me that was suppose to be started on IV ABT when it arrived from the pharmacy. The meds came in around 10:30p and I didnt notice that my IV came in. I work on a sub acute floor and usually when the meds come in whoever sign for them leave each nurse their meds in their assigned area..no meds were left for me so I assumed they were going to be in the next run. I passed it on to the next nurse to give it as soon as it came in. My mistake was that I didnt call the pharmacy to see about the med. It turned out that the med did come with the 10:30 run and someone (the supervisor that signed for the meds) put the bag UNDER the desk. So the 11-7 nurse didnt see it either and reordered from the pharmacy. The patient didnt end up getting the ABT until the next 7-3 shift...where they found that the ABT was under the desk. In the end, I was forced to resign because of the incident. I was told that if I didnt resign I would be terminated and an investigation would be done and could affect my license. Doesn't an investigation have to be done anyway? It seems a little fishy that they can make it "go away" only if I resign. Are there any actions that I can take?