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Important Program Dates

Program: Residency 2020-2021


  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • The successful completion of at least one unit of ACPE accredited CPE
  • Ordination or authorization to function in ministry by one’s faith community
  • Completed application, including a fee of $25.00 (Payable to WakeMed Dept. of Spiritual Care)
  • ACPE Admissions Interview with CPE supervisory staff
  • Dates: August 31, 2020 – August 2021
  • Positions Available: 6
  • Prerequisites: Master’s Degree from an accredited theological seminary, college or university; Successful completion of at least one unit of accredited CPE
  • Tuition: $300.00 per unit (3 CPE units for the year)
  • Stipend: Yes, approximately $35,000
  • Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, free parking, 26 paid days off, on-call meal tickets, and pharmacy discounts
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday work schedule, 8:00am – 4:30pm, plus on-call rotations


  • 20 hours weekly on clinical areas
  • On-call rotations, usually 4-6 twelve hour shifts per month (will receive flex time)
  • Completion of Educational Requirements

Application deadline: December 1, 2019

Additional Information:

  • Students seeking academic course credit for CPE should contact their seminary / divinity school registrar for information and guidance.
  • Tuition of $300 per unit is payable to WakeMed Department of Spiritual Care. A limited number of tuition scholarships are available.
  • Applications are reviewed as they are received with some consideration given to group composition. Interested students are encouraged to apply early.
  • The Residency program consists of three units of CPE over the one year period.
  • Information is subject to change. Contact Spiritual Care at 919-350-8556 for the most updated information.

CPE Application: Download Application

Program: 2020 Summer Intern Unit – Hospital Based & Urban Ministry


  • Bachelor's degree is required and interns often have completed at least one year of theological school
  • Ordination or authorization to function in ministry by one’s faith community
  • Ministry involvement or experience as clergy or laity
  • Completed application, including application fee of $25.00 (cash, check or money order payable to WakeMed Dept. of Spiritual Care)
  • ACPE Admissions Interview with CPE supervisory staff
  • Dates: June 1 – August 14, 2020
  • Tuition: $ 450.00
  • Benefits: On-call meal tickets, pharmacy discounts, free parking
  • Schedule: Mondays (8am-1:00pm) and Tuesdays (8am-12:00noon)


  • An 11 Week unit which meets Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Individual Supervision
    • Scheduled weekly at a time negotiated by you and your supervisor
  • On-Calls that require a 12 hour stay in the hospital (usually 6-8 per unit)
    • Chaplain interns are paid $100 for each 12 hour shift
  • On-Calls may be assigned on a weekday or weekend
    • Number of days between on calls depend on the total number of Chaplains in the group and can be as often as (but no more than) every 6 to 10 days
  • Weekend Assistance with Spiritual Care Consults and Needs as assigned
    • (6 hours per shift; at least 2 shifts per unit on Saturdays or Sundays)
  • Clinical area in the hospital that is your “parish”
    • You are responsible for ministry to the patients, their families, and the staff in your assigned clinical area(s)
    • You are to spend 18-20 hours a week in your clinical areas
  • Seminars offered:
    • Case Conference Seminars
    • Interpersonal & Professional Relationship Groups (IPR)
    • Didactics
    • Theological Reflection Seminar
    • Clinical Focus
    • Reading Seminars
    • Story Theology
  • Required Written Work includes:
    • Learning Contract
    • Verbatims
    • Weekly Process Notes
    • Weekly Visitation Reports
    • Mid-Unit Evaluation
    • Reports on readings negotiated with supervisor
    • Final Evaluation
  • Fees include:
    • Application fee-$25.00 (non-refundable, payable to WakeMed Dept. of Spiritual Care)
    • Tuition-$450.00 (payable to WakeMed Dept. of Spiritual Care)

Applications currently being accepted and reviewed.

There is a $25.00 application fee for all CPE programs at WakeMed. Please send the completed application and fee in cash, a check or money order (made out to WakeMed Department of Spiritual Care) to:

WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Department of Spiritual Care
3000 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610

If applications are sent electronically, please mail the $25.00 application fee. Questions may be answered by calling 919-350-8556 or by email to Mary Ann Boothe at mboothe@wakemed.org.