I just want to air out what I feel... I was employed in a Resthome & hospital facility, had 52 residents with 1 nurse on duty there's also an EN but her shift's end at 5pm. This happened on the afternoon shift 3p-11pm. I made a medication error by giving Trimethoprim 300mg bd p.o instead of od only, the morning RN has given it at 8am and i gave again at 5pm for 3 days in a row. I didnt realize my error in the 5th day when the morning RN told me during handover that she couldn't find the ABS bottle, although on the 4th day I just had this feeling of I might have done something wrong/ has not done something that I should have done but then it slipped of my mind because I was busy charting my notes I didnt have the time anymore to check my medication chart(which I should have done even if i'll stay longer at work) and still has to check the residents and do security check (close doors&windows) before starting the night shift handover. Anyway back to the 5th day I informed my Manager I made the medication errors and she called the doctor and I went to get the residents vital signs,the resident was fine there was no adverse reaction noted.(thank god she was fine) I filled up the IR. The next day my 6th day the business manager and clinical manager called me to the office as they want to know what happened so I told them what happened but the CM said that why would I not be able to know my error when it was clearly accurately written in the medication chart, then she said that I should have told/discussed with the night RN/doctor about the error so that they can monitor the resident(but how can i tell the night RN when I myself cant pinpoint yet what error I've done) anyway they then told me that they will report what happened to the NUrsing Council and they will do a diciplinary meeting, after a few days I was terminated. I was so devastated about what happened esp with the medication error I have been a RN for more than 3 yrs in my country and coming to this new country just in my 5 month of working as an RN i made this error already and now my license is also at stake because Nursing Council wants me to go for competence review. Im still looking for a job right now but I dont know if I'll be able to get one because of my status right now. I just dont understand my managers why do they have to report it to NUrsing Council when I have another collegue who had given another residents anti seizure meds to another residents twice but she was not reported. And that a few days after the error the residents trimethoprim was stopped and was changed to another antibiotic because her UTI was not responding to it... oh i just dont know what to do anymore should i just go home back to my country or just stay put and go on with the competence review? i just cant stay here long enough as my savings are running out but how can i get a job with my status right now.