A NURSING student from Hoylake was the runner-up for a prestigious scholarship.
Simon Nielson narrowly missed out on the top spot but was recognised for his work as a second year mental health nurse at Liverpool John Moores University by Cavell Nurse’s Trust Scholarship Awards.
One of 22 shortlisted candidates, Simon was interviewed by a judging panel and receives his runner-up certificate in London this month.
The scholarship awards given by the trust – set up in memory of World War One nurse Edith Cavell – were launched with the aim of recognising exceptional student nurses and midwives in the UK, and help them at the start of their career.
Fran Galloway, a senior lecturer in midwifery said: “The winners and runners up stood out through demonstrating a particular commitment to providing care and compassion in the areas in which they are working.
‘‘They have all made a real difference and show the ability to be the leaders of the profession as they move to qualification and registration.”