Army Civilian Aquired Skills Program (ACASP)
To qualify for MOS: 91C20
Titled: Practical Nurse
With later appointment to: E5
The following criteria must be met:
a. Have successfully completed State-approved course in practical, registered, or vocational nursing.
b. Must have successfully passed the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN or RN) and possess current State or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico license as practical, registered, or vocational nurse.
c. Proficiency training required must be performed under supervision of an Army Nurse Corps Officer or NCO (SSG and above) qualified in MOS 91C.
d. Persons enrolled in an approved practical or vocational nurse program, having satisfactory academic standings, with reasonable assurance of successfully completing the course, may be enlisted in the DEP or USAR when they are within 6 months of graduation. Individuals must successfully complete the practical or vocational nursing course, receive State license, and satisfy training requirements of the ACASP to be qualified for the award of MOS 91C20 and accelerated appointment to pay grade E5. Failure to satisfy any of these requirements will result in MOS redesignation. Individual then would be required to complete appropriate training for award of redesignated MOS, and subsequent promotions above pay grade E3 will be under AR 140-158 or AR 600-8-19. (entry grade for this MOS will be Specialist.)
Information from Army Regulation 601-210