ArticleTransformational Leadership and Staff Retention: An Evidence Review With Implications for Healthcare SystemsWeberg, Dan MHI, BSN, RN, CENAuthor Information Academy for Continuing Education, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix. Corresponding Author: Dan Weberg, MHI, BSN, RN, CEN, Academy for Continuing Education, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, 500 North 3rd St, Mail Code 3020, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The author thanks Dean Bernadette Melnyk and Dr Linda Larkey for their valuable feedback on the manuscript. Nursing Administration Quarterly: July-September 2010 - Volume 34 - Issue 3 - p 246-258 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0b013e3181e70298 Buy Metrics Abstract A significant amount of burnout and attrition of nurses occurs in healthcare systems. Nursing leadership has a significant impact on these factors. The purpose of this article is to present an evidence review to determine the impact of transformational leadership on staff satisfaction and burnout. It was found that transformational leadership is significantly related to increased satisfaction, increased staff well-being, decreased burnout, and decreased overall stress in staff nurses. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.