Toni is a Senior Lecturer- Teaching Specialist (Clinical Practitioner) with expertise as an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner and Credentialled Diabetes Educator.
After 28 years of nursing, Toni joined Flinders University in 2013 with a desire to enhance nursing care and encourage post graduate studies in nursing. This includes coordinating the Master of Nurse Practitioner course.
Her academic role encompasses clinical practice within the university primary healthcare clinic: Health2Go, specilaising in supporting people with chronic health conditions. Toni is currently conducting a research project examining the effect of triglycerides on insulin resistance. She remains actively involved at local, state and national level working to improve the primary care of Australians with chronic conditions.
She currently holds the position of SA state chapter chair of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners and is Chair of the Australian Nurse Practitioner Academic Collaborative.
Read about her journey as a Nurse Practitioner here- https://www.transforminghealthcare.org.au/toni-slotnes-obrien/
Master of Health and Clinical Research (current)
Completed a Master of Nurse Practitioner 2013.
Graduate certificate in Diabetes Management 2008.
Bachelor of Nursing 1993
2021 APNA nurse led clinic grant
2019 Top 11 winner Abbott case study awards
2019 Roche ADC Registration assistance award
2018 & 2019 Nomination for Credentialled Diabetes educator of the year
2013 Heart Nurse ambassador scholarship
2013 Central and Adelaide Hills Medicare local Healthy weight practice grant
2011 RACN Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship
2008 RACN Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship
Course coordinator Master of Nurse Practitioner
Topic coordination of NURS9017- Extended nursing practice/ NURS9028- Transition to Nurse Practitioner role/ NURS2007 Integrating theory to practice
Mentoring of Nurse Practitioner and Diabetes educator students
Transition to practice
SA state chapter chair Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
SA Health Nurse Practitioner and advanced nursing/midwifery practice advisory committee
Real time prescription monitoring (RTPM) external advisory group member
International Council of Nurses (ICN) Nurse Practitioner (NP) Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) network education subgroup
ICN Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network Global Academy of Research and Enterprise
Chair of the Austrailian Nurse Practitioner Academics Collaborative (ANPAC)
ANMAC assessment team member
Member of International Learning Collaborative
SA Health ED NP Community of practice committee member
SA Health Older persons community of practice committee member
ACNP SA symposium committee member
ACNP membership committee member
ACN rural workforce special interest group
ACN primary healthcare community interest group
Member of Health2Go project team
Member of Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
Member of Australian Diabetes Educator Association
Member of Australian College of Nursing
Member of Australian Diabetes Society
Member of Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
Heart Foundation Health Professional Member
Working party member for MBS item numbers in private practice - Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
Transforming healthcare member-
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