I am a new grad...graduated in August. I am in my fourth week of orientation. I made a med error today. The order was for 0.5mg and I gave 1mg...somehow I missed that I had to break the tablet in half. I did my five rights and looked at the wrong column in our electronic mar and totally missed the 0.5mg vs 1mg. Then I stuck myself with a "clean" needle. I had just drawn up the med I needed, clicked the safety latch on the counter like you are supposed to...then went to take it off the syringe like you are supposed to and the needle slid thru the safety latch somehow....what a day.........sorry for the vent....just trying to let it go....yes I know everyone makes mistakes...my preceptor and the nurses on the floor were wonderful trying to make me feel better with stories of how they have made med errors....bless their little souls they were trying to make me feel better...but instead I ended up crying in front of them all and feeling like a bigger idiot because of it.