Education Application

Admissions procedure

  • Complete the ACPE application.
  • A Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor will respond within one month of receiving your application to let you know of your application status.
  • Qualified applicants will be interviewed by the supervisory staff.
  • Residency applicants may interview with Pastoral Advisory Committee members.

Information and application

Send your completed ACPE application, including all requested attachments and a $50 application fee (check made payable to Norton Healthcare) to:

The Rev. Mary Burks
Director, Clinical Pastoral Education
Norton Healthcare Pastoral Care
Norton Healthcare Pavilion, Suite 525
315 E. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

For questions, contact:
Patti Browning, Secretary
Pastoral Care Department
(502) 629-2103
patti.browning@nortonhealthcare.org

Student intern positions

Chaplain intern positions are unpaid. A CPE unit consists of 400 hours of clinical training. Three programs are offered each year.

  • Unpaid student position
  • Earn ACPE CPE Unit
  • Eligible for seminary or college course credit
  • Parish/congregational ministry hours may be credited required hour
Prerequisites:
  • College degree
  • Some theological education preferred
  • A faith group recommendation letter if not enrolled in seminary

Tuition: $850 per unit plus $50 application fee
Deadline to apply: One month prior to unit beginning date or until the program is full

Upcoming dates:

Spring (25 hours weekly for 16 weeks): Begins on third Monday of January
Summer (40 hours weekly for 10 weeks): Begins on third Monday of May
Fall (25 hours weekly for 16 weeks): Begins on third Monday of August

Residency positions

Chaplain residents are paid employees for a one-year training program.

  • Six resident chaplain positions are available.
  • One senior resident chaplain position is available.
  • Applications are accepted until the positions are filled.
  • Three CPE units are included.
  • Employment begins the third Monday of August.
  • Health care benefits are available at employee rates.
  • Stipend: $35,090 annually

Tuition: $500 per unit

Prerequisites:
  • 1 ACPE unit
  • Theological degree preferred

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