Sean Convoy
Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

Dr. Sean P. Convoy is an Assistant Professor, Lead Faculty, in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Duke University School of Nursing. He is also a private practitioner, writer, and public speaker.

Dr. Convoy served 22 years in the U.S. military. He was an advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurse in both traditional and austere environments around the globe. Completing three deployments in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, he has distinguished himself and advanced the APRN scope of practice within the military. His service included assignments as the Navy’s Interim Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Subspecialty Advisor to the Navy Surgeon General and as Program Director and Chair at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program. Following his retirement from the military, he accepted a faculty position with Virginia Commonwealth University where he served as Concertation Coordinator and lead faculty for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program; he was instrumental in its dramatic improvement in first-time board certification pass rates as well as its transition to a hybrid delivered program.

Dr. Convoy is an authority in operational psychiatry, mental illness prevention, cognitive therapy, and caregiver stress.  He has presented at numerous national, regional, and virtual conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals.  Dr. Convoy has received numerous awards for his military service and academic scholarship.  His graduate research focused on an evaluation of a Nurse-led Outpatient Cognitive Intervention Program. His doctoral scholarly project aspired to modify the Department of Defense’s mental illness prevention policy.

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