It's official! Today, through the post, I received my ophthalmic nursing certificates. I finished the course a year ago, and I knew I had passed, so I could, with clear conscience, call myself an ophthalmic nurse. But without the certificates, I still felt incomplete. Now, everything has changed. I am no longer in limbo. The certificates have been delivered, and a new ophthalmic nurse walks the streets of Edinburgh.
There's no awards ceremony. I don't get to wear a robe and funny hat. I guess this post will have to be the public demonstration of my elevation to the realm of specialist nursing. Gaudeamus!