[The following is taken from Chapter 4723-4-09 of the Ohio Administrative Code, 2017; http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4723-4]
Nothing in this rule shall apply to an advanced practice nurse authorized to practice pursuant to section 4723.55 of the Revised Code, or to a certified nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist authorized to practice pursuant to section 4723.41 of the Revised Code.
An RN with a current, valid license to practice nursing in Ohio may use a title or initials denoting specialty certification in a particular area of specialty in nursing granted by a national certifying organization that has established standards for:
The title to be used by the RN who focuses in a particular area of specialty in nursing shall be the title granted by the national certifying organization to those nurses who meet the requirements for specialty certification established by the national certifying organization. The RN may use such title or initials following the title “Registered Nurse” or the initials “RN”.
No person shall use any title or initials implying or representing specialty certification unless that person has been granted a specialty certification title in nursing by a national certifying organization as set forth in paragraph (B) of this rule.
[The above effective as of 02/01/2014]