NurseJournal.org has ranked Belmont University No. 12 among the Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools of 2014.
For its ranking methodology, NurseJournal.org evaluated hundreds of nursing schools to see which have the strongest presence among social media platforms. The formula was weighted to put more emphasis on the social media platforms that are most popular with nursing schools. The highest possible score was 100 points and distributed: 32 for Facebook, 15 for Nurses Lounge, 14 for Twitter, 12 for YouTube, 12 for LinkedIn, six for Google, four for Pinterest, four for Flickr and one for Instagram.
Belmont scored a 65.4 on the ranking scale. Belmont’s School of Nursing is active on social media through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus and Nurse’s Lounge as well as the Health Sciences news site.
According to NurseJournal.org, “Social media is constantly changing, so schools must reevaluate their strategies regularly and decide which platforms to maintain a presence on and how much interaction to engage in with their followers.” NurseJournal.org, a social community for new and existing nurses, provides a comprehensive resource for the career and education aspects of nursing.