Katie Atkin joined the nursing faculty at MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2015 after teaching as a term lecturer for several years. She is an Assistant Professor as well as the Coordinator of the Women's Health/Gender-Related NP Track.

Katie is board certified as both an Adult Nurse Practitioner and a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner with years of clinical experience as an RN in inpatient obstetrics and as a Nurse Practitioner in outpatient obstetrics and gynecology.

She continues to practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth Ob/GYN and Midwifery in the outpatient setting providing full-scope care to women across the lifespan. Her areas of clinical interest include adolescent reproductive health and contraceptive management, abnormal pap smear management, and caring for patients through the menopausal transition. Katie also serves as the co-director of the OB Patient Safety Program at BID Plymouth by utilizing interdisciplinary in situ simulations to improve patient safety.

Katie is passionate about educating students on her area of clinical expertise. She teaches the Women's Health Clinical Seminar, the Women's Health Theory and Practicum courses in the WHNP program as well as providing Women's Health content to the other NP specialties at the MGH IHP. She also serves on the Admissions Committee. 

  • BSN, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • MS, New York University, New York, NY
  • DNP, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Katie has published papers and book chapters - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Katie's publications in her CV.

Use of Dolutegravir for Antiretroviral Therapy for Women of Childbearing Age.

Long-acting reversible contraception in teenagers: Primary care recommendations.

Menopause (Chapter 12) in Women's Gynecologic Health (3rd ed.).


In addition, Katie frequently presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

Pharmacology Symposium: Updates in Long-acting reversible contraception at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Updates in Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, Obstetric/Gynecologic Providers at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth.

Updates in Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, Primary Care Providers at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth.

Updates in Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, Grand Rounds for the Medical Staff of Jordan Hospital.

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