Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
219-989-2117
taryn.eastland@purduecal.edu

Education

Degree EarnedInstitutionYear of Graduation
 Ph.D Nursing Science  University of Illinois at Chicago 2010
 M.S. Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)  Purdue University Calumet  2006
 B.S. Nursing  Purdue University Calumet  2004

Professional Affiliations

  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society, Mu Omega Chapter
  • Northwest Indiana Nursing Research Consortium
  • Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Advanced Practice Nurse, State of Indiana, 2006
  • Registered Nurse, State of Indiana, 2001

Honors

  • Postdoctoral Trainee Fell0owship, NIH T-32 NR07964, Health Disparities in Underserved Populations, Principle Investigator: Barbara Dancy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2010-2012
  • Featured Researcher, University of Illinois Healthy City Collaborative, Chicago, IL, June, 2011
  • Honorable Mention Ph.D. Student Poster Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Kansas City, Missouri, 2010
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 2009
  • Predoctoral Trainee Fellowship, NIH T-32 NR07964, Health Disparities in Underserved Populations, Principle Investigator: Barbara Dancy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2006-2009
  • Helen K. Grace Diversity Award, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2007
  • Bridges to the Doctorate Training for Minority Nursing Program, Principle Investigator: Mi Ja Kim, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2005-2006
  • Outstanding Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Student, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, 2006

Scholarship/Research Interests

Current scholarship/research:

Prostate cancer screening in African American men; Health Promotion; Health Disparities

Teaching Interests/Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • Nursing Research
  • Conceptual and Theoretical Thinking in Nursing

Selected Publications

  • Eastland, T. Y. & Dancy, B. L. (2013). The Eastland prostate cancer survey: Instrument development and psychometric testing. Journal of Cancer Education, doi 10.1007/s13187-012-0447-8
  • Eastland, T. Y., Dancy, B., Kim, M. J., Mason, T., Parks, C. G., & Quinn, L. (2010). Development of the Eastland prostate cancer survey. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33(1), 148-149. doi:10.1177/0193945910378817