TWO STUDENT nurses from Southampton have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award which recognises exceptional skills.

Alex Collyer and Annette Welch, from the University of Southampton, have been nominated for the UK’s only scholarships for student nurses and midwives.

Alex, from Southampton, has been shortlisted for the Edith Cavell Leadership award and Annette is in the running for the Community title of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust awards.

Winners will be announced this month.