Taryn Y. Eastland, Ph.D, RN

Associate Professor College of Nursing


Taryn Y. Eastland is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing. Her teaching and research focus on health promotion, health disparities and evidence based nursing practice.

Research Overview

Her primary research aims to reduce prostate cancer disparity in African American men by engaging women in promoting prostate cancer screening for their significant males. Her work has been published internationally. She collaborates with a team of PNW nursing faculty on projects that focus on nursing workforce diversity and health disparities. Their research has been presented nationally.

When I started my journey to become a licensed practical nurse I never imagined that I would end up in academia as Dr. Eastland …by the grace of God I am what I am!


Davis, J.H. & Eastland, T. Y. (2018). Electronic PICO posters engage students in nursing management. Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing. 1-2. doi 10.1111/wvn.12322

Eastland, T.Y., Morrow, M.R., & Davis, J.H. (2018). The effectiveness of institutional strategies to recruit and retain minority nurses: A systematic review protocol. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 1490-1494. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003546

Eastland, T.Y. (2017). A survey of the knowledge of African American women about prostate cancer screening. Journal of Cancer Education, doi 10.1007/s13187-017-1220-9

Previous Roles

Prior to becoming faculty at PNW, she worked as a nurse practitioner in an underserved area and completed a post-doctorate fellowship in health disparities in underserved populations.

Taryn Eastland


(219) 989-2117


Office Location:

Hammond, CLO 305


  • Ph.D. – Nursing Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.S.N. – Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Purdue University Calumet
  • B.S.N. – Nursing, Purdue University Calumet

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Promotion
  • Health Disparities Diversity
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Systematic Review Methodology

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Association of College and University Educator
  • Fellow Certified JoAnna Briggs Institute Systematic Review Trainer

Curriculum Vitae