Linda Eaton, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor (She/Her/Hers)

I have been a faculty member at the UW Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies since 2018. I received a PhD in nursing science from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of California Los Angeles. In addition, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer, aging, and end of life care at the University of Utah. My clinical specialty is cancer care.


My program of research focuses on symptom science. My long-term goal is to develop nonpharmacological interventions for pain and symptom management in persons with cancer and other chronic illnesses. My research team and I conducted a two-arm randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of a recorded hypnosis intervention for chronic pain relief with cancer survivors (K23NR017208-01A1). Both hypnosis and relaxation (control condition) provided significant improvement in pain, pain interference, and anxiety. The hypnosis group also experienced improvement in fatigue and sleep disturbance. In addition, I recently conducted a pilot study evaluating a mindfulness recording for reducing test anxiety and improving heart rate variability in UW Bothell undergraduate students (Co-investigator: Dr. Bryan White, STEM). While the intervention showed promising results in reducing test anxiety, further testing with a larger sample is needed.


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
  • Translational Research I