Phyllis M. Eaton, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Dr. Phyllis Eaton is the president of Chamberlain University’s Troy campus. She brings more than 37 years of academic, administrative, research and clinical experience to the role.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Eaton held a range of leadership and academic positions, most recently serving as assistant dean of health professions at Jackson College. Earlier in her career, she served as a professor and the department chair at Norfolk State University. She also served as the dean of the Beazley School of Nursing, as well as an adjunct instructor and senior lecturer at Old Dominion University.
On the practice side, Dr. Eaton has worked as a mental healthcare provider serving different populations and communities for over 30 years. Before her role as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, she worked as a nurse in child/adolescent acute care, geropsychiatric care, occupational care and psychiatric nursing care.
Dr. Eaton has presented at numerous nursing conferences and symposiums on topics ranging from nursing leadership, mental healthcare, cultural sensitivity in nursing, simulation teaching in the classroom and more. Additionally, she is a published researcher in areas such as mental healthcare and educational approaches to nursing.
Dr. Eaton is actively engaged in several professional organizations including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), the National League for Nursing (NLN) and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI).
Dr. Eaton earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from DePaul University. She also holds a Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, both from Hampton University.
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