Antoinette D. Langford

Antoinette Davis Langford, MSN, RN

Mrs. Antoinette Davis Langford, an Assistant Professor and member of the Quarter Century Club, is an accomplished educator with more than forty years of experience and service in the School of Nursing at Hampton University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Hampton Institute in 1964 and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Boston University in 1966. Mrs. Langford was the first African-American OB-GYN clinical nurse specialist at the Medical College of Virginia.

During her career as a nurse educator, Mrs. Langford has taught courses in the baccalaureate nursing sequence from the first course, Introduction to the Profession of Nursing, to the last course, Senior Seminar. She has made her focus the education of Hampton University nursing students having taught, advised, and mentored thousands of students! Her quiet but stern demeanor proved to be the right tempo for young students trying to decide if nursing was really what they wanted to do. Her assignments were informative, interesting, and fun. A scavenger hunt to identify historical points in the School of Nursing always provided a delightful and academically challenging experience. Her broad base of expertise has resulted in the development of a series of video tapes entitled "Computations of Drug Dosages" as well as a learning module entitled "Well-Child Health Maintenance." Her publications include four maternity learning modules and an article on the role of the clinical nurse specialist. She has shared her expertise through professional presentations on maternal assessment, assessment of pregnant teenagers, and the role of the clinical nurse specialist.

Mrs. Langford has received several honors including the coveted Hampton University Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, Soror of the Year from the Zeta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, and the Hampton University School of Nursing Excellence Award for Distinguished Service. She was inducted into the Hampton University School of Nursing Hall of Fame in 1993. Mrs. Langford has received national and regional recognition in two bibliographies: Outstanding Young Women and Outstanding Women of the South. In 1992, Mrs. Langford was inducted into the Hampton University Quarter Century Club. She is a charter member and past treasurer of Delta Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau; was faculty advisor to Tau Beta Chapter, Chi Eta Phi for 12 years; and was project staff on two federally-funded projects (Project BEST and Talent Search for Potential Leaders in Nursing). During 2000-2005 she served as Co-Project Director for a community partnership grant Hampton University Pre-Entry Project (HU-Prep), which focused on promoting interest in nursing as a career among elementary, middle, and high school students. Activities of the project included a summer nursing course and laboratory experiences in the School of Nursing, which included travel to nursing communities for immersion experiences. The HU-Prep Project was well received in local and national communities.

Mrs. Langford is married to Roy J. Langford. They are the proud parents of Kara-Arlene. Her mother, Mrs. Arlene B. Davis, is also a nurse and lifetime member of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. Her father, Mr. Howard Davis, now deceased, attended Hampton Institute in Carpentry (1933). We are certainly proud to honor Mrs. Langford as she retires after more than 40 years of service and devotion to Hampton University and the School of Nursing. We look forward to a continued professional and personal relationship with this consummate educator.