Spiritual Care

Welcome to the Chaplain's office at the NCH Healthcare System

Spiritual Care services are provided by a team of trained chaplains representing a variety of religious traditions. The Spiritual Care services include pastoral visitation, pastoral counseling, and pastoral support. Chaplains provide religious literature, rituals, sacraments, and prayers. On-call chaplains are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To request Spiritual Care, a chaplain visit or to contact your local clergy, please call the Chaplain at (239) 624-2602.

Chapel

Our Chapel is located on the second floor NCH Baker Hospital (near the cafeteria) and the first floor at North Collier Hospital and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for prayer, meditation and reflection. Religious literature is available in the chapel.

Catholic Mass is provided at the NCH Naples Hospital in the Chapel each Sunday at 12:30pm.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program 
The NCH CPE Program is an accredited supervised ministry program providing training and skills for ministry. The program is accredited by the Associate of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. and the US Department of Education. The first CPE unit at NCH began in October 1999. To date, 36 units of CPE have been completed at NCH. The Methodology of the NCH CPE Program is to integrate the clinical and experiential practice of ministry. 

CPE Chaplain Students are assigned to clinical units at Downtown Naples NCH Baker Hospital (420 beds) and North Naples NCH Hospital (300 beds). The program requires 400 hours of training, 100 of those are academic and the other 300 is the practice of ministry. 

NCH Extended CPE Program
  • Dates: October - March (22 Weeks)
  • Application Due Date: First Monday of May
  • Selections: Made by PAG Admissions Committee on Fourth Monday of May
  • Class Size: Limited to 5 Students
  • Text: Pastoral Care In Hospitals (Neville A. Kirkwood)
  • Dress: Professional/Clergy Attire
  • Chaplain on Call: Daily and Weekend Chaplain On Call Rotation with other CPE Chaplain
  • Classes: Every Monday
    • 8:00am - 4:30pm: Group Instruction
  • Each student is required to do 20 hours of CPE work each week
    • Monday's: 8 hours Academic and Group Process
    • 12 Hours of Clinical Work will be negotiated and assigned by Supervisor
Fees:
  • Application: $35
  • Interview: $35
  • Tuition: $550

 

To Apply Complete the Application Below

Contact Information

For application, NCH CPE brochure and information call
NCH Administrative Assistant: Lynn Lewis
NCH Healthcare System
350 7th St. N. Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 624-2600
Email: Lynn.Lewis@NCHmd.org

NCH ACPE Educator: Rev. Michael Harper
Director of Pastoral Care
ACPE Certified Educator
NCH Healthcare System
350 7th St. N. Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 624-2602
Email: Michael.Harper@NCHmd.org


NCH Summer CPE Program
  • Dates: June - August (11 Weeks)
  • Application Due Date: Second Monday of January
  • Selections: Made by PAG Admissions Committee the Fourth Monday of January
  • Class Size: Limited to 5 Students
  • Text: Pastoral Care In Hospitals (Neville A. Kirkwood)
  • Dress: Professional/Clerics
  • Chaplain on Call: Daily and Weekend Chaplain On Call Rotation with other CPE Chaplain
  • Classes: Every Monday-Friday
    • 8:00am-12:30pm: Group Instruction
    • 1:00pm - 4:30pm: Clinical Assignments
  • Each student is required to do 40 hours of CPE work each week
    • 10 hours of academic work per week
    • 30 hours of clinical works will be negotiated and assigned by Supervisor

Fees:

  • Application: $35
  • Interview: $35
  • Tuition: $550