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    Nursing School Ranked in Top 20 Most Social Media Friendly

    NurseJournal.org has ranked Duquesne University No. 19 among the Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools of 2014. This year's ranking marks a 14 spot jump for the School of Nursing, which was ranked No. 33 last year.  

    For its ranking methodology, NurseJournal.org evaluated hundreds of nursing schools to see which have the strongest presence among social media platforms, specifically Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google, Pinterest, Flickr, Instragram and Nurses Lounge, a professional networking site just for nurses.

    Duquesne's School of Nursing has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Nurses Lounge, LinkedIn, Google, Pinterest and Instagram.  

    According to NurseJournal.org, social media "is constantly changing, so schools must reevaluate their strategies regularly and decide which platforms maintain a presence and how much interaction to engage in with their followers." This year, NurseJournal.org put more emphasis on the social media platforms that are most popular with nursing schools-Facebook Nurses Lounge, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

    "The School of Nursing has leveraged social media to recruit potential students as well as stay connected to current students and alumni," said Duquesne Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow. "We value social media and its ability to reach beyond our walls and enhance our relationships and brand."  

    NurseJournal.org, a social community for new and existing nurses, provides a comprehensive resource for the career and education aspects of nursing.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.