Classes are held on the main campus in Clifton Forge. Facilities include classrooms, program-specific lab spaces, computer labs, offices and spaces used for student activities, student support services and a wide variety of resources to support student learning.

Most DSLCC nursing courses include traditional lecture, skills practice in a lab setting and some clinical experience. The lecture and lab components are offered only on the main campu. Clinical rotations are scheduled at a variety of facilities, requiring students to make their own arrangements for travel. During the academic year, students may be expected to complete rotations in Alleghany, Augusta, Rockbridge, Roanoke and/or Greenbrier counties. For the successful completion of most courses, students are expected to attend classes, participate in labs and/or complete assignments that require additional study outside of scheduled class times.

Some courses are offered every semester while others are only scheduled in the fall or spring semester or one of the college's summer sessions. It is important to discuss academic and career plans with an academic advisor who can assist in the development of a pathway that meets each student's needs and addresses the scheduling of courses by the college. This will assist the student in achieving their goal of completing all requirements for graduation.