Clinical Site Information
Students at The JED Center will offer spiritual care at a clinical placement site that is appropriate to the student’s learning. The placement site will be negotiated with the certified educator and the student upon admission to the program. Students need an existing affiliation with the placement site such as place of employment; member, clergy, staff in a congregation; volunteer status at social service agency or hospital.
Examples of appropriate clinical placement sites include hospital, hospice agency, congregation, military base, social service agency, corrections facility, and university chaplain’s office. Students offer a minimum of 250 hours learning the art of spiritual care through the experience of offering it at the site.
Clinical Placement Site Preceptor
A requirement of the clinical placement site is the provision of an on-site preceptor. The preceptor will be negotiated with the certified educator and clinical placement site in advance of the start date of the unit. Preceptors orient students to the placement site and are available to the student throughout the unit.