Taryn Eastland

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Taryn Eastland

Taryn Yolanda Eastland, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Email: taryn.eastland@purduecal.edu


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

Licensure and Board Certification

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


  • 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


  • Nursing Research
  • Conceptual and Theoretical Thinking in Nursing

Selected Publications

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