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 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 NCH Baker Hospital (Downtown Campus) and NCH North Hospital (Uptown Campus). The program requires 400 hours of training, 100 of those are academic and 300 being the practice of ministry. 
NCH Extended CPE Program
  • Dates: October - March (22 Weeks)
  • Application Due Date: First Monday in June
  • Selections: Made in July
  • Class Size: 7 Students
  • Text: Pastoral Care In Hospitals (Neville A. Kirkwood)
  • Dress: Professional/Clergy Attire
  • Chaplain on Call: Rotation with other CPE Chaplains
  • Classes: Every Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Each student is required to do 20 hours of CPE work per week
    Monday's: 8 hours; Tuesday - Sunday: Total of 12 hours of patient visitation.
Fees:
  • Application: $35
  • Interview: $35
  • Tuition: $550

 

To Apply Complete the Application Below

Contact Information

NCH ACPE Educator: Rev. Michael Harper
NCH Healthcare System
350 7th St. N. Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 624-2602
Fax: (239) 624-2601
Email: Michael.Harper@NCHmd.org

NCH Summer CPE Program
  • Dates: June - August (11 Weeks)
  • Application Due Date: First Monday in February
  • Selections: Made in March
  • Class Size: 5 Students
  • Text: Pastoral Care In Hospitals (Neville A. Kirkwood)
  • Dress: Professional/Clerics
  • Chaplain on Call: Rotation with other CPE Chaplains
  • Classes: Every Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    8:00am - 12:00pm Group Instructions; 1:00pm - 5:00pm Clinical Assignments
  • Each student is required to do 40 hours of CPE work per week
Fees:
  • Application: $35
  • Interview: $35
  • Tuition: $550