Mrs Toni Slotnes-O'Brien

Senior Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park (N308)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Toni is a Senior Lecturer- Teaching Specialist (Clinical Practitioner) with expertise as an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner and Credentialled Diabetes Educator. She currently holds the position of SA state chapter chair for the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners

After 27 years of Registered Nursing, Toni joined Flinders University in 2013 with a desire to enhance nursing care and encourage post graduate studies in nursing.

Read about her journey as a Nurse Practioner here-


Completed a Master of Nurse Practitioner 2013.

Graduate certificate in Diabetes Management 2008.

Bachelor of Nursing 1993

Honours, awards and grants

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

Key responsibilities

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

Teaching interests

Nurse Practitioner

Diabetes education

Transition to practice


Topic coordinator
NURS9028 Transitioner to Nurse Practitioner Role
NURS9017 Extended Nursing Practice
Topic lecturer
NURS9126 Leadership in Health studies
NURS2017 Integrating Theory and Practice
NURS9028 Transition to Nurse Practitioner
NURS8131 Diabetes Health Promotion

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