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 and VPH Adult III

Lori Harris, BSN, RN-BC
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Unit Highlights:


Focus of Care Patient Demographic Number of Beds           Certifications of Our Nursing Staff
 Treatment related to dependency and abuse of drugs or alcohol
co-occurring with psychiatric illness such as a mood disorder.
Adults 18 and older  16
  • Certification not required
  • ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Certification strongly encouraged

About Us:

Our unit provides care for  individuals experiencing an addictive disorders compounded by a co-occurring mental illness.  We are a milieu based therapeutic environment with an excellent multidisciplinary team. We provide detoxification from drugs and alcohol in a supportive setting based on the mental health model of recovery.

Our nursing staff includes Registered Nurses, Mental Health Specialists, and a Medical Receptionist.  We strive to decrease the stigma attached to mental illness and addiction through community outreach, education, and positive treatment outcomes.  Our nursing team truly cares about our patients and consistently go above and beyond to improve our patients experience and to help them feel valued.

Our nurses and nursing staff are dedicated to community outreach.

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Recruitment Information:

Click to ApplyIf you are interested in applying to this unit, please visit Work at Vanderbilt: Achieve the Remarkable for current 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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