RESEARCH BRIEFSProfessional Values Competency Evaluation Comparing Student Written Assignments to Literature FindingsElliott, Annette; Byrne, MichelleAuthor Information About the Authors Annette Elliott, EdD, RN, CNE, is prelicensure undergraduate nursing student educator at Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Michelle Byrne, PhD, RN, CNE, CNOR, is professor, University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing, Carrollton, Georgia. For more information, contact Dr. Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors have declared no conflict of interest. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s website (www.neponline.net). Nursing Education Perspectives: May/June 2018 - Volume 39 - Issue 3 - p 169-171 doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000262 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Nurse educators have had no clear evidence-based method to evaluate student competency related to professional values. This article describes a comparative analysis in which the list of professional values identified in a research study of undergraduate prelicensure nursing student assignments was compared with a list identified in an integrative review of nursing literature. Comparative analysis allowed for a categorization of professional values that were either congruent between student assignments and literature, exclusively evident in literature, or exclusively evident in student assignments. Findings may contribute to curricular process improvements promoting professional values development in undergraduate nursing students. © 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.