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    Duquesne Ranked No. 33 Among Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools

    The Duquesne University School of Nursing has been named among the Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools of 2012.

    Nursing-School.com evaluated hundreds of nursing schools to see which have the strongest social media presence. The Duquesne School of Nursing, which has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest, was ranked No. 33.

    "We have a Social Media Team in the School of Nursing that has been key in promoting our social media messages," said Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean and professor of nursing. "We employ methodologies that speak to the high school audience as well as to professional nurses. The Internet has changed how people communicate, and using social media is a great tool for us to get our messages out and a great recruiting tool." 

    According to Nursing-School.com, the ranking methodology took into account both the number of followers and the amount of activity on the three most popular sites-Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as the number of followers on LinkedIn.

    "Social media provides unparalleled opportunities for knowledge exchange and dissemination of information," said Glasgow. "The School of Nursing is leveraging technology not only in clinical/patient care but also inside and outside the classroom."

    Nursing-School.com, 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.