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 “We had used another consultant in our Magnet Journey®, but did not make the progress we needed. A colleague referred us to Dr. Brady Schwartz. It makes a real difference working with a consultant who has been a CNO and has created the culture needed to achieve Magnet™ designation. Working closely with her, we were able to make the needed changes to create a Magnet™ culture and were successful in our goal to become a Magnet™ hospital. Thanks so much Diane for your wisdom and expertise!”

C. A. Chief Nursing Officer, Magnet™ designated hospital

 “Diane was instrumental in working with our facility during our Magnet Recognition Program® journey. She brought expertise and insight that was extremely helpful during our interpretation and writing of our document. Diane was even willing to conference call with us at almost any time that we needed her assistance. In addition, she traveled to our facility to help gear up our staff for our successful site survey. I'm convinced that Diane's help was a key component in our achieving our goal to achieve this national recognition!”

L.M. Magnet™ Program Coordinator/ Director of Professional Development

 “Diane did an exceptional job guiding us through the documentation process while under a short time frame. She was so effective in her on-site presentations for our Magnet™ Leadership team and nursing staff.”

F. K. Magnet™ Project Director

 “Diane Brady-Schwartz should be on every hospital’s speed dial. Her expertise with standards for research and evidence-based practice was invaluable. As the coordinator of our Research program, I found that Diane's recommendations were essential in building an infrastructure that is professional yet practical within the nursing environment. Diane was available to our staff from the early morning until late at night. Diane extended herself to meet our deadlines and did whatever it took to get the job done. Diane's professionalism, experience and personal warmth added up to an excellent formula for success on our Magnet Recognition Program® Journey. Our research program is stellar and continues to grow with our staff fully engaged in our culture of inquiry.”

C.G. Research Program Coordinator, Magnet™ designated multi hospital system

 “Diane has been a tremendous support to me and our health system in our goal to achieve designation through the Magnet Recognition Program.® She is extremely knowledgeable about the standards and can guide an organization to success. The difference is that she has actually achieved Magnet™ Recognition as a Chief Nursing Officer and that makes her unique.”

D. V. Chief Nursing Officer/VP Operations Magnet™ designated facility

 “Diane Brady-Schwartz was able to come into our organization after our initial writing of our documents and help us assess our strengths and weaknesses. After one session with her, we were able to rewrite some of our standards with more confidence and with clarity. She has a way of helping you see beyond where you are. She works hard with you, and she provides helpful tips to make you successful. Diane was never too busy to help you. She accepted our calls and always made time to answer questions. She is one of the best consultants I have ever worked with. It is rare to find a consultant who works so hard to help you be successful! Our lesson is to hire Diane sooner and save a lot of rework!”

M.M. Senior Vice President of Nursing, Magnet Recognition Program® designated hospital

 “I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Diane Brady-Schwartz as a Magnet™ consultant since 2003. Diane is a wonderful blend of education and experience. Her extensive background as a nurse leader , including Chief Nursing Officer, provides her with the knowledge and skills to offer expert advice in building and sustaining a culture of clinical and professional excellence which is worthy of Magnet™ designation. Dr. Brady-Schwartz’s doctoral education provides the scholarly level of consultation that a progressive healthcare organization would expect. Diane has high standards for herself and her clients and she gets the job done!”

C. D. Magnet Program Coordinator/ Multi-Hospital Magnet designated facility

“Diane's expertise with large, complex (multi-campus) hospital systems was invaluable to our journey to achieve Magnet Recognition Program® designation. She guided us in the initial phase of readiness assessment and developed our plan after gap analysis. Diane brings expertise and experience in daily hospital operations, academic research and nursing. She was able to quickly assess our culture and assist us in developing our plan to achieve national recognition for excellence. Diane was able to articulate the necessary vision to individuals at all levels of our hospital operations."

S. J. Magnet Recognition Program ® Project Director, Multi-Hospital System

“Diane Brady-Schwartz brings an exquisite message to nurses, especially when it comes to applying for the national recognition for excellence. Her knowledge is pure, direct and she is able to transcend all levels of nursing. When I am asked who I would recommend to assist hospitals or healthcare systems who have a vision of achieving the Magnet Recognition Program® designation, I point in the direction of my mentor and colleague, Diane Brady Schwartz.
As a CNO who achieved Magnet designation at her hospital, she knows the reality of what it takes to excel and can motivate others to share her passion for excellence.”

J.H. VP of Nursing, Magnet™ designated hospital

 “Diane has unique expertise in research and outcomes. She is an expert in quality programs and databases. She was a driving force in assisting us to become an outcome driven nursing service. It was amazing to us that she is so versatile and has such depth of knowledge in the program standards. ”

C.J. VP of Nursing, Magnet™ designated hospital


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