The mission of the University of Windsor Master of Science degree program in Nursing is to prepare graduates for advanced nursing practice. Graduates will address societal health needs relating to health promotion and illness prevention, or human responses and adaptations to alterations in health. Through the integration of theory, research, and practice students will advance their scientific base for practice. In addition the program supports development of leadership and advocacy skills for contributions to health care, education and research. Through faculty guidance and self-directed learning activities, students from diverse backgrounds will develop advanced professional knowledge through critical thinking, decision making, and scholarly inquiry in a multicultural society. This program is especially designed to meet the needs of employed baccalaureate prepared nurses.