When women are released from prison, they have a lot to learn—including how to manage their mental health, build strong relationships, and prioritize caring about themselves. When the students, alumni, and faculty of Walden University College of Nursing found out that these women could use guidance, they began working with former prisoners who live in a Washington, D.C. halfway house. The nurses are helping these women integrate back into the community through presentations they are giving via videoconference, known as “Coffee Talks.”

Sara Thimmes, RN-BSN, a Walden graduate and current MSN student and Lisa Trogdon, MSN, also a graduate of Walden, explain what the group is doing and why.

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