Thola A.Bennecoff Wolanski, MSN, RN

Undergraduate Nursing Faculty
Nursing Faculty


My career pathway has been a continuous journey of following my curiosity and exploring opportunities. I started out in medical research as a biochemist at Johns Hopkins in 1985 and found myself on the cutting edge of the HIV/AIDS epidemic with an opportunity to work on first AIDS vaccine trial in 1988. It was working on this project, I felt the need to do more. I wanted to advocate and care for those who were marginalized, who needed help now, not just years from now. Nursing provided this pathway for me. Throughout my journey in nursing, I have been able to learn every day and use my skills to better the care I provided for my patients. Now, as an educator, I continue on this path by sharing these values as I teach my students. I cannot think of a better way to impart this passion for advocacy and caring to future generations of patients who are in need. My areas of expertise have grown and changed over the years, but the passion remains. I believe strongly in teaching my students to think rather than regurgitate information; to treat each client holistically and evaluate individual needs, and most importantly, to care.


  • Registered Nurse


  • IPC-302 Introduction to Capstone
  • IPC-322 Teaching and Learning
  • IPC-450 Capstone
  • NUR-160 Hist & Theory of Nursing Prac
  • NUR-275 Health and Illness I
  • NUR-349 Nursing Internship
  • NUR-420 Leadership & Management
  • NUR-430 Nursing in a Global Society


  • Masters of Science in Nursing, Education, Mansfield, University, 2008
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, 1991
  • Bachelors of Science in Biology (Chemistry & Psychology minors) Trenton State College, 1982

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Psi Pi Chapter, President Elect
Thola A.Bennecoff Wolansk

Contact Information

850 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601 US

Education is not the learning of facts, but training of the mind to think. - Albert Einstein

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