As a practicing CNL, I plan to specialize and serve the geriatric population and oversee patient care, the admission process, discharge and outpatient care of each patient. I will collect data of patient outcomes and create measurable care plans specific to each individual. The qualities I wish to possess are essential and fundamental in the profession of nursing. These are the common traits needed from all nurses. Compassion toward patients and their external families is heavily needed and stressed for all aspects of healthcare. Blogger Chad Fowler stated, “empathy is the most important skill to practice, its benefits include that it helps better understand the needs of people around you, understand the unspoken parts of your communication with others and to motivate the people around you.” Showing empathy will make me a better health professional, a better clinical nurse leader but most of all a better leader. Leadership is essential, leaders must have aspiration in order to create inspiration toward fellow peers. A confident leader is entrusted with people under his direction. Clinical nurse leaders are to be confident in rendering care, promoting wellness, managing healthcare units and driving change in their healthcare facility.