ANA recognizes WOC nursing as specialty Wound, Ostomy and Continence nursing is among the newest specialties acknowledged by the American Nurses Association . The Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society was recently notified of the ANA’s decision.1 million nurses in the United States, advances the profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice. WOCN Prepares Its Case To receive ANA acknowledgement as a specialty, thorough analysis and documentation of the specialty is necessary. For two-and-a-half-years the WOCN Culture ANA Specialty Practice Job Force compiled, reviewed and revised details for the application. The completed application components were compiled into three files, which centered on the: Scope of Nursing Practice, Requirements of Nursing Practice and the formal requirements for designation for Specialty Practice.– – Thomas Jefferson Those that beat their swords into plowshares generally end up plowing for those who didn’t. – – Ben Franklin Arms discourage and keep carefully the plunderer and invader in awe, and preserve purchase in the world as well as house. Horrid mischief would ensue had been the law-abiding deprived of the usage of them. – – Thomas Paine A free people ought not merely to end up being disciplined and armed, but they must have sufficient arms and ammunition to keep up a position of independence from any who might try to abuse them, which would consist of their personal government.