Home care in Bloomington, MN

  • 8900 Penn Avenue S
  • Suite 301
  • Bloomington, MN 55431

Director of Nursing in Minneapolis | Bloomington, MN

Tracy Arends RN

How long have you been a Nurse?

I have been a registered nurse since 2011.

What experience do you bring to BrightStar Care®?

As a child I was always my Grandpa’s ‘nurse’. My grandmother would give me a little cup with my grandpa’s pills in it to carry to him on the sofa. This was always followed up by playing go-fish with my big, colorful fish shaped cards all afternoon. I had always been a care taker of sorts to friends and family since then. As a young adult I worked in the Special needs community at group homes in Wisconsin. After my enlistment in the US Navy I graduated with a degree in nursing from Arizona. I began working in a small town hospital on the Medical-Surgical floor which helped prepare me for working in the home health field where I found my home. Since then I have worked as a Specialty infusion nurse, caring for immune compromised clients in the comfort of their homes. As a nurse care manager I helped people in the community access resources available to them to ease their day to day living. I have conducted health fairs and flu clinics for the last 5 years which are always enjoyable. Training other nurses and supervising other staff members on my healthcare team in a proactive supportive manner has always been something I strive for since I became an RN. When we help and support one another everyone benefits, staff and client.

What aspect of your job are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about helping people in all communities, regardless of their circumstances, get the care they need so they can live their life with the dignity and respect they deserve.

I provide A Higher Standard of Care for our BrightStar Care® clients by...

I strive to give everyone the time they need to be heard and get the care they need to live their best possible life.


If you have questions about how RN oversight works at BrightStar in Minneapolis, or if want to speak with our Director of Nursing, please call us at (952) 300-3698.

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