Ms Donelle Cross


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Donelle Arthur (nee Cross) hails from Darwin where she was an experienced Emergency Department Registered Nurse before successfully transitioning into academia in 2015 where her passion for teaching ignited and has been a Lecturer since. As a lecturer, she has mentored Indigenous nursing students enrolled in their undergraduate nursing degree in Darwin in addition to teaching topics across the three years of the undergraduate curriculum in both theory and clinical units including working in Health Simulation focusing on inter-professional learning. Donelle has also completed her PhD: "Kegel exercises, pelvic floor muscle strength and resistance training: an exploratory pre-post intervention study of women experiencing stress urinary incontinence"

Donelle has been Flinders since the beginning of 2020 and has been the Student Engagement Coordiator and First Year Level Coordinator for the Bachelor of Nursing program during this time. With many diverse interests in teaching, nursing and leadership, Donelle is currently the Bachelor of Nursing Course Coordinator.


Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Diploma (Emergency nursing), Bachelor of Science (Honours), PhD.

Honours, awards and grants

2017: First Class Honours.
2023: PhD

Key responsibilities

Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Nursing
Teaching Specialist

Teaching interests

first year topics, pathophysiology, pharmacology, professional nursing standards...

Topic coordinator
NURS3002 Advanced Decision Making and Practice
NURS2007 Integrating Theory and Practice
NURS2020 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology & Nursing management 1
Topic lecturer
NURS2020 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology & Nursing management 1
NURS2023 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology & Nursing management 2
Further information

Building strong relationships with students, to support and guide them through this exciting journey, is really important to me. I am genuinely interested in the success of students in this course. My passion extends to quality curriculum and scaffolding of knowledge to facilitate a successful and knowledgeable Flinders graduate.