The businesswoman who became a student nurse in her 40s who's now up for an award

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Fiona Fitch was high flying businesswoman who was in her forties when she fulfilled a lifelong ambition, changed career and became an NHS nurse.

Now after only a year's training at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds she has been shortlisted for an award by the Royal College of Nursing, as Russell Hookey reports.

When Fiona made the decision to leave her job as a property developer and re-train as a nurse it was a huge step for the mum-of-two from Great Barton in Suffolk.

Although only in the second year of her nursing degree Fiona has been nominated as student nurse of the year in the RCNI awards run by the Royal College of Nursing.

This year of course the RCNI awards will be a virtual ceremony but Fiona will find out if she's won later in the year.