School of Nursing and Health Studies

Linda Eaton, Assistant Professor

Linda EatonLinda Eaton, PhD, RN, AOCN (She/Her/Hers)
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. My research team and I recently conducted a two-arm randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of a recorded hypnosis intervention for chronic pain relief with 109 cancer survivors at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington Medicine Healthcare System, and the University of Illinois Cancer Center (NR017208-01A1). The recorded hypnosis intervention was effective in significantly reducing pain intensity, pain interference, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. However, the efficacy of the hypnosis intervention was not significantly greater than that of the control condition (recorded relaxation intervention). My scholarship activities also include creating evidence-based resources for symptom management through my work with the Oncology Nursing Society and serving as an associate editor for the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing


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