A hefty nursing textbook stands out amid colorful toys in Olivia Foss’ apartment, as do dozens of cards propped up on the counter congratulating the single mother for graduating.
Foss, 26, has lived in the apartment with her 3-year-old son, Leo, ever since the building opened last January. It was built specifically to support single mothers pursuing college degrees and dreams, which for Foss has finally come to fruition.
After four years of studying and tests, she’s starting as a nurse in Sanford Health’s oncology department next week. “I think being a mom is probably the hardest job — the best, but definitely the hardest and most rewarding,” she said while playing with Leo after a day at Rasmussen College.