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Sean P Convoy, DNP, PMHNP-BC

(919) 668-5105
2015 Pearson Building

Dr. Sean Convoy, DNP, PMHNP-BC, joined Duke University School of Nursing on July 1, 2018 as the Lead Faculty for the Psychiatric Mental Health Master's Major. He will be a member of the Adult Health Division.

Dr. Convoy earned his DNP from Rush University, an MSN and Post Master’s Certificate from the University of Virginia and his BSN from Norfolk State University; he also holds a BA in Psychology from Elon College. His graduate research concentrated on an outcomes evaluation of a Nurse Led - Outpatient Cognitive Intervention Program.

Dr. Convoy is considered an authority in operational psychiatry, mental illness prevention, cognitive therapy and caregiver stress, and has delivered podium presentations at numerous national, regional and virtual conferences and has published in peer reviewed journals in these fields.

During his 22 years of service in the US Navy, Dr. Convoy functioned as an advanced practice psychiatric – mental health nurse in both traditional and austere environments around the world. He completed 3 deployments in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom and distinguished himself and advanced APRN nursing scope of practice within the military. He served as both the Navy’s Interim Psychiatric – Mental Health Nursing Subspecialty Advisor to the Navy Surgeon General and 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.

After retiring from the military, Dr. Convoy was appointed to the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University as lead faculty for its Psychiatric – Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program and was instrumental in its dramatic improvement in 1st time board certification pass rates and the transition to a hybrid delivered program. He also divides his time between private practice in southeastern North Carolina, writing and public speaking.


  • Master of Science in Nursing - University of Virginia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Rush University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Norfolk State University

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