The King of Nineveh

  • Sean Patrick Convoy Sean P. Convoy PMHNP, CDR, NC, USN Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program Faculty Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Room E-1052 Office: (301) 295-1092 Office Fax: (301) 295-1707 sean.convoy@usuhs.edu

Abstract

This is a nursing narrative that captures the experience of a Navy Psychiatric – Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a therapy dog and military sexual assault victim while deployed to Mosul, Iraq in 2009.

Author Biography

Sean Patrick Convoy, Sean P. Convoy PMHNP, CDR, NC, USN Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program Faculty Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Room E-1052 Office: (301) 295-1092 Office Fax: (301) 295-1707 sean.convoy@usuhs.edu

Commander Sean P. Convoy is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing and serves as the Chair and Program Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.  He also serves on the University’s Curriculum and Expanded Leadership Committee.  In addition to teaching program specific courses, he teaches across all programs within the Graduate School of Nursing.

 

Commander Convoy was commissioned into the Navy Nurse Corps in 1997 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Norfolk State University.  After serving for several years as a psychiatric and general nurse, he received a Master of Science in Nursing in 2006 from University of Virginia at Charlottesville.  Over the span of his 22 year career, he has served in a variety of clinical and leadership positions across the globe.  He has completed several deployments in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

 

Commander Convoy is considered to be an authority in Operational Psychiatry, Mental Illness Prevention, and Cognitive Therapy and has provided podium presentations at over 12 national conferences.  He carries the distinction of being the first Nurse Practitioner to function as an inpatient psychiatric hospitalist in the Navy’s history.

 

Commander Convoy’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Army Commendation Medal, and both the Joint Forces and Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at Rush University.  His graduate research concentrated on an outcomes evaluation of a Nurse led - Outpatient Cognitive Intervention Program. Therein, he captured statistically and clinically significant functional improvement in patients that participated in a 5 day outpatient cognitive therapy program.

Published
2014-11-09