Katie Atkin has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Atkin teaches in the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner program since 2015. She 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 currently practices 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 women 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.

Dr. Atkin earned the Doctor of Nursing Practice from the MGH Institute in 2014. Her doctoral capstone was on the use of Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in adolescents and recommendations for primary care providers.

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

Peer-reviewed articles

Atkin, K., Scannell, M. & Nicholas, P. (2019). Use of Dolutegravir for Antiretroviral Therapy for Women of Childbearing Age. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing. Published online August 31, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2019.08.003

Atkin, K., Beal, M., Long-Middleton, E. & Roncari, D. (2015). Long-acting reversible contraception in teenagers: Primary care recommendations. Nurse Practitioner, 40(3), 38-46.

Books and chapters

Alexander, I., Atkin, K. & Andrist, L. (2017). Menopause (Chapter 12) in K. Shuiling and F. Likis (Eds.), Women's Gynecologic Health (3rd ed.). Jones and Bartlett.

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