Home care in Lake Elmo, MN

  • 8951 33rd Street N
  • Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Our Director of Nursing at BrightStar of MN - St. Croix Valley

Betty Petry, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing

One of the best aspects of our home-care model is in the nursing oversight of our clients. To help you get more acquainted with our Director of Nursing, we asked Lisa a few questions that we would like to share with you: How long have you been a Nurse?

I have been a Registered Nurse with my bachelor's degree for 36 years including home health, occupational health, primary care, emergency room and psychiatric environments.

What experience do you bring to BrightStar Care®?

The past 15 years I have worked in home care in a variety of roles. I was a Case Manager, Admissions nurse and IV coordinator. In these roles I was able to use my skills in disease management, medication reconciliation, pain control, symptom management, telehealth and education in self-management. I was also the Clinical Branch manager for over 2 years which gave me the experience of supervising the interdisciplinary team ensuring quality care for our patients. The past 2 years, until moving to MN, I was a RN Preceptor and Clinical Educator. I was able to bring all my experience thus far to train new RNs and LPNs in home care, instilling my passion for providing exceptional, comprehensive care in the home.

What aspect of your job are you most passionate about?

What excites me about working for BrightStar Care of St Croix Valley is that the mission aligns with my passion: To help Seniors live out their dream of remaining independent at home and to be an excellent platform for employees to grow within the Healthcare field. I believe my experience with direct patient care, managing a team and precepting clinicians will enable me to be an effective Director of Nursing. 

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

  • Professional, courteous communication with positive and approachable attitude.
  • Very organized with attention to detail and desire to do the right thing.
  • Provide quality, excellent care following Nursing Standards and procedures.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Outside of work I enjoy:

  • Spending time with family and grandchildren. 
  • Fellowship and serve church family and community.
  • Sewing.
  • Fishing and camping.
  • Visiting and laughing with friends.


If you have questions about how RN oversight works at BrightStar of MN - St. Croix Valley, or if want to speak with our Director of Nursing, please call us at (651) 234-0044