Vanderbilt Nursing

VPH Adult II


I’m Lori Harris, BSN, RN-BC.  I am the manager of VPH Adult II located on the second floor of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital.  I am also the manager of  VPH Adult I.

Lori Harris, BSN, RN-BC
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Unit Highlights:


Focus of Care Patient Demographic Number of Beds           Certifications of Our Nursing Staff
 Mood Disorders Adults (18 and older)  16
  • Certification not required
  • ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Certification strongly encouraged

About Us:

Our unit cares for patients diagnosed with mood disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar, and comorbid personality disorders.  We are a milieu based environment focusing on stabilization through a multidisciplinary approach.  Daily, we offer psychoeducational groups focused on improving the lives of patients experiencing disorders of mood including, but not limited to, healthy coping, skills building, relationships, healthy choices, and therapeutic recreational activities.

There are many aspects that we are proud of regarding our team and staff.  The best example includes the ability of our interdisciplinary team to function in a way that strives to achieve the best outcome goals for our patients.  The staff truly care about our patients, and will consistently go above and beyond to increase our patients experience and to help them feel valued.

Awards and Recognitions:

Our nurses and nursing staff are dedicated to community outreach.


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Key Staff:



Nurse Educator:

Administrative Assistant:
Lori Harris, BSN, RN-BC

Jennifer Barut, MSN, RN-BC
Johnny Woodard, BSN, RN-BC

Karen Hunter


Recruitment Information:

Click to ApplyIf you are interested in applying to VPH Adult II, please visit Work at Vanderbilt to see if there are currently any open positions.

                 Try using these keywords as searches to locate a position in VPH Adult II:
                 mental health specialist, psychiatric nursing              
Nurse Residency ProgramThis unit/area is a part of the Adult Medicine Track in the Nurse Residency Program.
If you are a new grad, please visit our Nurse Residency Program section for more information.


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