REGION TEN Technical High School Assistant Director Cindy Hutchins, right, tells the story at the student of the quarter breakfast Thursday of how Brunswick High School senior Destiny Bromiley jumped into action last week using her nursing skills to help a student experiencing a medical emergency.

REGION TEN Technical High School Assistant Director Cindy Hutchins, right, tells the story at the student of the quarter breakfast Thursday of how Brunswick High School senior Destiny Bromiley jumped into action last week using her nursing skills to help a student experiencing a medical emergency.

BRUNSWICK

When a student came running into the guidance office for help after a student collapsed last week at Brunswick High School, senior Destiny Bromiley jumped into action, putting her nursing skills to work.

Bromiley was recognized Thursday at the Region Ten Technical High School’s student of the quarter breakfast.

“This is an awesome story,” said Assistant Director Cindy Hutchins during the breakfast. “There was this medical emergency and there was Destiny.”

Hutchins said the school nurse was not in her office and so Bromiley raced up the stairs to the student, not knowing what she was getting into.

“She immediately did a safety assessment,” Hutchins said.

Then the school nurse showed up and Bromiley knew what it meant when the nurse asked her to get the oximeter and then the jump kit.

“The nurse then gave Destiny a pad of paper and said, ‘write.’”

She tracked vital signs to give 911 dispatchers along with a full patient assessment.

After emergency medical personnel arrived and took the student to the hospital, the school nurse shook Bromiley’s hand. Bromiley explained she had taken the Certified Nursing Assistant course at Region Ten last year and is in training.

“She told me I was hired for the job as her secretary,” Bromiley said. “It was a good feeling.”

The experience also confirmed she’s on the right career path.

She passed the Maine Certified Nurse Assistant Certification exam in May 2016 and currently works at Coastal Shores in Brunswick as a personal care assistant. This year she is in the Early Childhood Education program at the career and technical high school because she plans to become a pediatric nurse.

Bromiley loves taking care of people. Her mother, grandmother and aunt are all CNAs and worked in the health field. She also has a brother who is autistic, nonverbal and epileptic whom she helps care for. Being a caregiver, she already had some skills coming into the program. As she wrote in her senior paper, she wouldn’t change a thing because without her brother, “I wouldn’t want to be what I am now.”

She said she “made the right decision” in attending Region Ten. The CNA program lets students get a feel for nursing before spending money in post-secondary programs, and the certification creates many opportunities within the health field.

Bromiley continues to do well academically, with an A average of 98.

The next step for Bromiley is college. She’s been accepted into nursing programs at all three of the four-year colleges she applied to — University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College and Husson University.

These are tough programs to get into because a lot of people want to go to these schools. She’ll attend the University of Southern Maine so she can live at home and commute.

Bromiley won’t have to pay for her first year of college because she landed $14,000 in financial aid from the university.

“I think honestly the reason they chose me is because I took the CNA course last year,” she said.

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