Ms Donelle Cross


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

Donelle hails from Darwin where she was an experienced Emergency Department Registered Nurse before successfully transitioning into academia in 2015 where she found her passion for teaching 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 curriculum in both theory and clinical units. Recently Donelle has worked in Health Simulation focusing on inter-professional learning. With many diverse interests in both teaching and nursing, she is currently enrolled in her PhD looking at the relationship between urinary incontinence, pelvic floor muscle strength and resistance training.

Donelle is also the Student Engagement Coordinator for the Bachelor or Nursing Undergraduates


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

Honours, awards and grants

2017: First Class Honours.

Key responsibilities

Topic Coordinator, Lecturer, Student Engagement Coordinator (Undergraduates), PhD candidate.

Teaching interests

Tutor - NURS1002

Topic coordinator
NURS3002 Advanced Decision Making and Practice
NURS2007 Integrating Theory and Practice
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 facilitating their success.

... Hence I am also the Student Engagement Coordinator (Undergraduates)