To outline the admission philosophy, admission criteria, and admission policy of the ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education program at Banner Health.
Banner Health ACPE program shall not discriminate against any individual for reasons of race, gender, age, faith group, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disability. Equal access to educational opportunities is extended to all qualified persons. All members of the faculty and consultation groups are expected to cooperate in making this policy valid in fact.
This policy notwithstanding, all students accepted into the program shall be able, with reasonable accommodation, to physically perform the duties as contained in the position description for Chaplain Intern, Chaplain Resident or Chaplain Supervisory Student.
At all levels, the CPE student needs to sustain sufficient physical and emotional health to deliver spiritual care. The student must demonstrate the capacity to consistently establish and maintain relationships at significant levels and be open to learning, change, and growth. The CPE student must demonstrate a capacity to endure at least moderate amounts of chaos, which is a normal part of institutional culture.
Formal admissions criteria and process vary to level and duration of the program. Such admissions requirements and procedures shall be in compliance with the ACPE Standards 2010 (Standard 307) and are outlined separately below.
All applications will be made on standard ACPE application forms and contain responses to the questions of that form. Application can be faxed or emailed but copy of the facesheet must be mailed. Please refer to the mailing address of the center to which you are applying.
All applicants must have an Admissions Interview done by a qualified interviewer. Ordinarily a report of this interview will be written and attached to the ACPE application form. An application fee of $50.00 is required before the interview.
Applicants will be notified within one month of the completion of the application process of the center's decision. An applicant will be considered "enrolled" upon receipt of a letter of acceptance, or in the case of residents, a signed acceptance and payment of a deposit on their tuition of $100.00. The application fee is deducted from the deposit.
All application materials will be considered confidential and kept in a locked file in the Spiritual Care office. Copies provided to Professional Advisory Committee members must be returned and will be destroyed. Materials of applicants who are not accepted will be destroyed. The application materials of those who are enrolled will be filed in their active folder.
Procedure for accepting students: