NJNI is pleased to announce that alumni Rahshida L. Atkins, PhD, MSN, APN, FNP-BC PhD Cohort 1 (2009) Rutgers School of Nursing has published several recent articles related to her PhD Dissertation Topic – A Theoretical Model of Depression in Black Single Mothers.


Atkins, R. (2016). Coping with Depression in Black Single Mothers. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37, 1-10.  

Atkins, R. (2016). Outcomes of Depression in Black Single Mothers. Clinical Nursing Research, 1-20. DOI: 10: 10.1177/1054773816633440

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