Rahshida Atkins

Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
530 Federal Street, Room 436
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6810
PhD: Rutgers University (Nursing Research)
MS: Rutgers University (Family Nurse Practitioner)
BS: Rutgers University (Nursing)
Selected Publications: 

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.

Atkins, R. (2010). Self-efficacy and the promotion of health for depressed single mothers.Journal of Mental Health in Family Medicine, 7(2), 155-168

National Provider Identification Number 1760686802
DEA Registrations MA1713735 exp.06/06/2019
NJ State APN License 26NJ00030900 05/31/2017
NJ State RN License 26NO11663300 05/31/2017
NJ Controlled Dangerous Substance P00242800 9/30/2016
Research Interest: 

Dr. Rahshida Atkins seeks to identify and prevent depression and effectively manage depressive symptoms by examining the relationship between depressive symptoms and physical activity in disadvantaged mothers. Dr. Atkins explores cultural and psychosocial factors contributing to depression in this vulnerable at-risk group of women and actively disseminates her findings across peer-reviewed journals.