Student nurse Claire Thomas was called into action last month when she performed life-saving resuscitation on a 69-year-old man outside her house
Ms Thomas treated 69-year-old Bill Hardingham when he collapsed following a myocardial infarction.
He is now recovering at Bath’s Royal United Hospital where Ms Thomas is doing her placement as part of the Open University pre-registration nursing programme.
Medical staff at the hospital said he would have died without her help.
‘I saw him stagger around before collapsing. He wasn’t breathing and had turned grey,’ said Ms Thomas.
‘The adrenaline took over for a couple of seconds and the student nurse training kicked in,’ she added.