ArticlesNurse Leadership Style, Nurse Satisfaction, and Patient Satisfaction A Systematic ReviewMcCay, Rebecca MSN, RN; Lyles, Annmarie A. PhD, RN; Larkey, Linda PhD, CRTT Author Information Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Nursing, La Grande, Oregon (Ms McCay); and Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Tempe (Drs Lyles and Larkey). Correspondence: Rebecca McCay, MSN, RN, Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Nursing, 709 Aquarius Way, La Grande, OR 97850 ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflicts 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 Web site (www.jncqjournal.com).Accepted for publication: November 1, 2017Published ahead of print: December 20, 2017 Journal of Nursing Care Quality 33(4):p 361-367, October/December 2018. | DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000317 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract The purpose of this systematic review was to synthesize current evidence on nursing leadership styles, nurse satisfaction, and patient satisfaction. Results suggest that relational leadership traits contribute to greater nurse satisfaction whereas task-oriented styles may decrease nurse satisfaction. Minimal information for the connection between nursing leadership and patient satisfaction was found. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.