CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Units
A "unit" of CPE consists of a total of 400 hours, combined with no less than 100 hours of structured group and individual education. Each unit shall be accompanied by supervised, clinical practice in ministry.
Download an Application for Clinical Pastoral Education (can be submitted via email). The cost for a CPE unit is $500 (tuition) and, in most cases, a $50 application fee is required.
The Pastoral Care staff offers educational programs for nurses who operate as chaplains, medical residents who operate as chaplains, and clinical staff who operate as chaplains, as well as the non-clinical staff who are chaplains. Programs focus on issues of grief; end-of-life issues; respect and dignity; ethics; religion, distress, etc.
Field Education for Theology Students
The Pastoral Care department collaborates with seminaries and schools of theology to offer field education experiences for students. These learning opportunities include patients' visitation, supervision, and evaluation.
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