Dr. Rahshida Atkins is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden, where she enthusiastically instructs students to become competent nursing professionals. She obtained a BSN, MSN, and PH.D in Nursing Research from Rutgers College of Nursing in Newark. She completed a po...read more
Articles in Refereed Journals
Atkins, R., Gage, G., Kelly, T., Joseph, P. W., Johnson, S., Ojo, K., Williams, W. (2018) Exploring Expressions of Depression in Black Single Mothers. Issues in Mental Health Nursing (In Press)
Atkins, R. (2016). Coping with Depression in Single Black Mothers. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37, 1-10.
Atkins, R. (2016). Outcomes of Depression in Black Single Mothers. Clinical Nursing Research, 1-20.
Atkins, R. (2015). Depression in Black single mothers: A test of a theoretical model. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37, 6. 812-830.
Atkins, R (2014). Psychometric Review of Instruments Measuring Perceived Racism/Racial Discrimination: Review and Critique of Factor Analytic Techniques, International Journal of Health Services, 44, (4).
Atkins, R. (2014). Validation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale in Black Single Mothers. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 22, 511-524.
09/2013-ongoing (Grant Amount: $500)
Theoretical Outcomes of Depression in Black Single Mothers research award., Rahshida Atkins, Agency: Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Tau Chapter, Role: Principle Investigator
2013 (Grant Amount: $1,000)
Civic Engagement Fellow Rutgers University—Camden Office of Civic Engagement, Rahshida Atkins, Agency: Rutgers University, Role: Principle Investigator
2018 — Digital Teaching Fellowship May 2018 Rutgers
2014 to 2016 — University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Vulnerable Women, Children, and Families
2013 — Civic Engagement Fellow, Rutgers University—Camden Office of Civic Engagement
Professional Awards and Honors
2016 — Honorable Mention: Poster Presentation Health Equity Week
2014 — Dr. Bobbie Jean Perdue Urban Spirit Award
2014 — Ruth L Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
2013 — Sigma Theta Tau Rising Star Recognition
2013 — Golden Key International Honor Society
2013 — Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Faculty Preparation Certificate
2013 — Veronica Clark-Tasker EOF Alumni Research Award
2013 — Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Tau Chapter Excellence in Research Award