Describe your professional goals and plans in 750 to 1000 words (Goals statement). Please include your personal qualities and development, as well as how they have influenced your career choice: your reasons for this specific degree in relation to your academic background, professional work experience, and career goals: and your reasons for choosing your program at George Mason University. I’ve worked on the ICU floor for over 5 years. My long-term career goal is to become a family nurse practitioner.