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Distant Clinical Sites

Junior Level Distant Clinical Sites

Would you like the exciting experience of pediatric, obstetric, and medsurg clinical rotations? If so, consider one of our outstanding short-term acute care hospital distant clinical sites in Richmond, Roanoke, or Salem, Virginia.

  • Stay in class with your friends while completing medsurg, peds, or OB clinicals in only five power 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 Richmond, Roanoke, or Salem Clinical Sites

Download the application and carefully follow the directions for completion and submission. Email all applications and references to nursingdistantsite@liberty.edu.


Distant Clinical Site Application submission is closed, but will open Spring 2020 to apply for the 2020-2021 school year. 

You may only apply for one Distant Site Experience:

  • OB/Med Surg Distant Site Application
  • Peds MedSurg Distant Site Application
  • Distant Site Reference Form

Richmond Semester at 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 2008.

  • Excellent nurse to patient ratio
  • 391-bed facility
  • Strong Pediatric Concentration
  • Operating Room/Nurse Anesthetist Observational Experience
  • 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
  • Five Power Weekends during the semester
  • Travel and housing provided

Roanoke Semester at 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
  • Includes Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital complete with Pediatric Emergency Room
  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Magnet® Designated
  • Experience facilities  dedicated to recognizing nurses providing holistic nursing care
  • Contains the area’s only dedicated hospital for children
  • Pediatric specialties including cardiology, nephrology, and neurology
  • Five Power Weekends that includes a pediatric/medsurg or OB/medsurg clinical
  • Travel and housing provided

Salem Semester at Lewis-Gale Medical Center

  • Experience facilities dedicated to recognizing nurses providing outstanding care
  • Lewis Gale’s Labor and Delivery Unit offers a 1:1 nurse to patient ratio
  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Large facility – 521 beds
  • For more than 22 years, LewisGale Hospital has been a state-recognized trauma center
  • The facility is located approximately 61 miles from Liberty University
  • Five Power Weekends that includes an OB/medsurg clinical combo