Fairview Health Services, based in Minneapolis, is a network of hospital, clinics and other ambulatory care services. The care that clinical pastoral education (CPE) students provide is one of many spiritual health services offered both within Fairview and in community-based ministry settings. Fairview's hospitals and community-based clinics encompass a diverse range of health care environments that include:
University of Minnesota Medical Center, near downtown Minneapolis, is a major educational and quaternary care facility with two campuses on and adjacent to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. It offers patients a comprehensive range of diagnostic, clinical, surgical and health educational services, including behavioral care and rehabilitation. The medical center's focus on medical training and research affords special opportunities for CPE.
Fairview Southdale Hospital, in suburban Edina, is one of the largest providers of emergency care in Minnesota. It offers comprehensive medical care, including oncology and mental heath, as well as maternal and newborn services. It also has a noted surgery department, providing treatment ranging from open heart and neurological surgery to orthopedic, eye, urologic, gynecologic and cosmetic surgery.
Fairview Ridges Hospital, in suburban Burnsville, is a community hospital at the southern gateway to the Twin Cities. It offers a continuum of primary and acute services including perinatal, pediatric, medical/surgical and geriatric care. Fairview Ridges Hospital partners with other health and human service organizations on the Fairview Ridges campus whose goal is to work together to provide holistic care. The service area includes the Minnesota River Valley as well as nearby suburban and rural communities.
Ebenezer, which provides a wide range of senior services, offers opportunities for CPE students in various long-term care facilities ranging from full-service nursing homes to assisted-living apartments. Geriatric ministry is the primary focus at Ebenezer.
Most CPE students are given a clinical assignment at one of Fairview's hospitals or at Ebenezer's long-term care facilities. However, the Fairview system extends beyond the Twin Cities and offers diverse opportunities.
How to apply for our program
To apply to Fairview's Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program, you must fill out the CPE application or the Supervisor CPE application on the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) website. Send your completed application to: CPECenter@fairview.org.
All applicants must complete the ACPE application form and provide required documentation.
Level I and Level II CPE
When considering a student’s application for Level I and Level II CPE, the supervisor(s) will consider and assess:
When considering a student’s application for supervisory education, the interviewer will consider and assess:
Information about our program costs
Fairview offers several options in our Clinical Pastoral Education program. Here are tuition costs for them.
Twelve-month residency program
Supervisory CPE program
When a student is accepted into a unit of CPE, he/she will receive a letter from the supervisor explaining that the deposit to hold a position is due within two weeks.
Balance on the tuition is due when the student begins the unit. Non-refundable deposits are applied to the tuition. Students may also negotiate a payment plan with the unit supervisor. All tuition must be paid by the end of the unit.
We have a limited number of scholarships available to cover part of the cost of tuition. Contact Michael Doane, CPE program manager, at CPECenter@fairview.org to request an application form.