Junior Level Distant Clinical Sites

Would you like to experience exciting pediatric, obstetric, and medsurg clinical rotations at an outstanding short term acute care hospital in Richmond, Roanoke, or Salem, Va.? If so, one of the distant clinical sites might be something for you to consider.

  • Stay in class with your friends while completing medsurg and peds clinicals in only five select weekends
  • Gain the experience you need to be the pediatric or obstetric nurse God has called you to become
  • Gain medsurg experience that will be valuable in all areas of nursing

Applying for the Richmond, Roanoke, or Salem Clinical Sites

Download the application and carefully follow the directions for completion and submission. Applications for Fall 2016 Distant Clinical Sites semesters are due Monday, March 7, 2016.

Distant Site Application: 2016-2017


Richmond Semester 

  • Five Power Weekends during the semester
  • Strong Pediatric Concentration
  • Rotate through two different medical/surgical units                                          
  • Operating Room/Nurse Anesthetist Observational Experience
  • Church Host Families provide student housing
  • Experience a hospital that is faith based

St. Mary's Hospital

St. Mary's Hospital, located in Richmond's West End, has served the population of Central Virginia since 1966. Liberty University Nursing Students have had the unique opportunity to experience clinicals in this setting since the fall of 2008. St. Mary's is well known for:

  • Excellent nurse to patient ratio
  • 391 bed facility
  • Comprehensive Pediatric Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Received Magnet Recognition in 2009
  • Top 10 percent of Hospitals for Emergency Care            
  • Nationally Recognized Joint Replacement Center
  • Nationally Recognized Stroke Treatment Center

Roanoke Semester

  • 5 Power Weekends that includes a pediatric/ medsurg clinical
  • Experience facilities  dedicated to recognizing nurses providing holistic nursing care
  • Contains the areas only dedicated hospital for children
  • Pediatric specialties including cardiology, nephrology, and neurology

Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

  • One of the largest hospitals in the state of Virginia
  • 703 bed hospital with a 60 bed neonatal intensive care unit
  • Roanoke Memorial is a short drive of 1 hour and 15 minutes from Liberty University's Campus
  • Includes Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital complete with Pediatric Emergency Room
  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Magnet Designated

Salem Semester

  • 5 Power Weekends that includes a OB/medsurg clinical combo
  • Experience facilities  dedicated to recognizing nurses providing outstanding care
  • Level III Trauma Center

Lewis Gale Medical Center

  • Large facility - 521 beds
  • For more than 22 years, LewisGale Hospital has been a state-recognized trauma center
  • Students will complete one 12 hour clinical in The Birth Center and 2 shifts (one 12 hour and one 8 hour) on 5 East, a 36-bed Medical/Surgical Unit
  • Facility is located approximately 61 miles from Liberty University
  • Lewis Gale’s Labor and Delivery Unit offers a 1:1 nurse to patient ratio