Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award



Document Type

DNP Project



Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Molly Kuhle

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Robert Koch

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Marcia Sotelo


The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact of transformational leadership training on improving a leader’s skills and knowledge in performing daily operations and interacting with frontline staff, decreasing attrition. Ineffective leadership contributes to staff dissatisfaction, poor performance, and attrition. The literature supports transformational leadership is effective in leading teams of nurses and contributes to staff autonomy, staff satisfaction, decreased attrition, and improved patient outcomes. A quasi-experimental research study was completed on a leadership team in a managed care organization. Fourteen leaders with anywhere from 1 to more than 6 years of leadership experience were evaluated. Lewin’s change theory was the theoretical framework used in this study. The Global Transformational Leadership questionnaire was utilized in a pre- and posttest format to evaluate the effectiveness of transformational leadership training. The training occurred over a 3-month time frame. The results showed a statistically significant improvement in leader skills and knowledge. The findings of this study showed leaders can be trained in transformational leadership and have a positive change in leadership style and performance. Therefore, implementation of transformational leadership training curriculum would improve leadership knowledge, skills, and understanding, improving their daily interactions with staff, and contribute to decreased staff attrition.

Keywords: transformational leadership, training, attrition, satisfaction

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