Clinical Pastoral Education: Learning Environment

Email Us
Contact Us

Clinical Pastoral Education

Spiritual Care Department


Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
Attn: Spiritual Care
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426 

Students enter a program of small-group, action-reflection learning. An exciting and diverse range of clinical settings provides excellent opportunities for ministry. Professional development is fostered by:

  • personal goal-setting and ongoing reflection within a safe and respectful small group context
  • theological and spiritual reflection
  • facilitated peer dialogue
  • collaboration with hospital staff and a team approach to patient care
  • partnership with a chaplain mentor
  • one-on-one consultation with the CPE Supervisor
  • reflective evaluation process

Program clinical settings include

  • Cancer
  • Emergency Center
  • Heart and Vascular
  • Hospice (inpatient)
  • ICUs
  • Medical and surgical units
  • Melrose Eating Disorders Institute
  • Methodist Hospital Family Birth Center
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • Struther's Parkinson's Center