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Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at NewHanoverRegionalMedicalCenter is an intense and rewarding educational opportunity. Students learn the art of hospital chaplaincy as they minister to diverse people coping with the illnesses and injuries that brought them to the hospital. Experience at the bedside is complemented by formal classroom instruction, along with reflection, discussion, and evaluation with other students and at least two different supervisors during the year.

This is graduate level theological education with a practical focus.

The Spiritual Care Department at NHRMC focuses on outcome-oriented chaplaincy. This model of care recognizes chaplains as integral and respected members of the care team. Chaplains document their interactions with patients and family members so nurses and physicians can better understand the patient’s needs and the chaplain’s role in their holistic healing and well-being.

The CPE program at NHRMC is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. ACPE training combines the practice of pastoral care with individual supervision, peer group reflection, and access to a variety of learning resources and interdisciplinary relationships.

Why Choose Clinical Pastoral Education at NHRMC?

As a teaching hospital, regional referral center and Level ll Trauma Center, NHRMC offers chaplains rich opportunities to help people in crisis while also advancing their pastoral skills.

Opportunities for Placement

  • Emergency Transport Services
  • Palliative Care Team
  • NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital
  • NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Four Adult Intensive Care Units
  • NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital
  • NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital

NHRMC is in the historic port city of Wilmington, NC, a uniquely attractive city in which to live, work, play and learn. Set along the Atlantic coast, Wilmington is minutes away from several area beaches, and offers both small town charm and city amenities.

For International Students

International students interested in doing CPE at New Hanover Regional Medical Center need to check the current guidelines and requirements from the ACPE website at

 Accreditation Statement

New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., to offer programs of Level I and Level II clinical pastoral education. The Center has been accredited since 1991.

For more information, contact the ACPE, Inc.
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
One West Court Square
Suite 325
Decatur, Georgia 30030

Phone: 404.320.1472
Fax: 404.320.0849

Web site:

2131 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401  |  910.343.7000