School of Nursing and Health Studies

Linda Eaton, Assistant Professor

Linda EatonLinda Eaton, PhD, RN, AOCN
Assistant Professor

I received my PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington and my Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of California Los Angeles. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer, Aging, and End of Life Care at the University of Utah.  My clinical experience is in oncology nursing and I have over 30 years of experience in this specialty. I worked as a clinical assistant professor at the UW Seattle School of Nursing prior to joining the UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies in 2018 as an assistant professor.


My program of research focuses on symptom science. My long-term goal is to develop nonpharmacologic interventions for pain and symptom management in persons with cancer and other chronic illnesses. Establishing the scientific basis of effects for these interventions is an aim of my research. I am currently conducting a two-arm randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy and mechanisms of a recorded hypnosis intervention for chronic pain relief with cancer survivors at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the University of Illinois Cancer Center (NR017208-01A1). The mechanistic testing includes evaluation of brain activity using EEG measurement. I also am involved in creating evidence-based resources for symptom management through my work with the Oncology Nursing Society.


University of Washington, School of Nursing
Seattle, WA

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science; Dissertation: Facilitators and Barriers to Evidence-Based Cancer Pain Management

University of California, School of Nursing
Los Angeles, CA

  • Master of Nursing; Thesis: The Effect of Chemotherapy on the Taste Sensitivity of Women with Breast Cancer

University of Washington, School of Nursing
Seattle, WA

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing






Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

  • Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Practice
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice
  • Wellness, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Critical Reading and Information Literacy in Nursing