The mission of the Stony Brook School of Nursing is to prepare nurse leaders at all entries of practice to advance the health of the people of New York, the wider geographic regions and the global community with a focus on the underserved. This is accomplished through innovative, high quality and accessible educational programs, clinical practice, research, and public service. The essay needs to address the following topics: 1-Discuss the personal qualities and attributes that you think will be useful as well as those that you feel need further development in preparation for the nursing profession. 2-Provide your own definition of cultural competence, ethical sensitivity, leadership and life-long learning as well as how you may incorporate these concepts in your professional practice. 3-Discuss how a graduate education in nursing will impact your future career goals Your essay should be no longer than 3 to 5 double-spaced pages.