Where is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen Now? Explained

April 28, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Where is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen Now? We discuss the Netflix Series The Nurse and the real-life nurse represented in it.

The Netflix miniseries The Nurse tells a chilling and disturbing story of a nurse in a Danish hospital convicted of murdering her patients.

The series is based on a book called The Nurse: Inside Denmark’s Most Sensational Criminal Trial by celebrated crime writer Kristian Corfixen and has captured audiences’ imagination. The non-fiction book, and series, stay firmly within the real-life events of the terrible crimes committed.

One of the leading players in this true crime chamber of horrors was Pernilee Kurzmann Larsen, played by Fanny Louise Bernth. This article will focus on answering the question, where is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen now, and is she a real person?

Who is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen?

According to the Netflix series, Pernille Kurzmann Larsen is a young woman who moves back to the city of Falster with her young daughter Alberte. Despite their rocky relationship, she decides to move back in with her ex-partner Morten, who is also Alberte’s father, to enable her to work at the hospital as a nurse.

On her first day at the job, she encounters the proficient and well-respected nurse Christina Aistrup Hansen, who will also be her mentor in her new job at the hospital.

However, it is not long before Pernille starts to doubt Nurse Christina, and she starts to wonder about some strange deaths and how they might be directly linked to the actions of her new mentor, friend, and co-worker.

When things become too intense to ignore, she discusses the matter with Dr. Niels Lunden, a doctor she meets at the hospital. Christina and Niels ended up being in a romantic relationship.

Is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen in the Netflix Series Based on a Real Nurse and Person?

Yes, Pernille Kurzmann Larsen is based on a real nurse and person. Pernille joined the Nykøbing Falster Hospital in 2014 and would frequently work with nurse Christina Aistrup Hansen on night shifts.

Where is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen now?

Pernille still works at the emergency department of the Nykøbing Falster Hospital, located in Southern Denmark. Christina’s case would significantly impact her life, and there was initially a backlash against her from co-workers who would consider her a backstabber.

Others would also be reluctant to work with her, saying they were afraid she would accuse them of doing terrible things to the patients.

In the book that the series was adapted from, the author states, “Some colleagues even raised the idea that it could just as easily have been Pernille who administered the medication which founded the case.”

Pernille talked to Kristian Corfixen, the book’s author, and stated, “I need to know that my story is made available to the public. So that people at least have an opportunity to understand that I am not the ice-cold hobby detective I have been presented as being in court.”

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7 thoughts on “Where is Pernille Kurzmann Larsen Now? Explained

  • April 29, 2023 at 12:03 am

    What happened to Pernille Kurzmann is the reason people don’t come forward and it’s a shame because it doesn’t help the patients who are vulnerable to this kind of treatment

  • May 12, 2023 at 6:51 am

    I will one billion times support her,she did the right thing,only narcissistic nurses will go against what she did,she did the right thing and I’m happy that,that witch is in jail,some nurses are evil themselves and aren’t there to save lives but to take lives,I really enjoyed watching this series,pernille u did the right thing and I really support u, ?

  • May 13, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    Being Danish, I can only support that Danes do not like when newcomers start questioning the set ways, however inefficient or wrong these may be. Institutional negligence is probably the best term for what it is, and is especially ripe within the large public and private operations. For that reason, even a small country as Denmark has housed a number of large scandals where people has gotten away with rather suspicious or obvious wrongdoings for years, often well known about but not escalated or reported on.

  • May 19, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    I have been a nurse for 14 years. I just watched the show and it blows my mind that the drugs were not accounted for. At every hospital I have ever worked for, we had a Pyxis or a crash cart that had the meds in them. The Pyxis accounts for every medication that is removed. The crash cart would be less accountable but even it has a lock on it that has to be broken.

  • May 20, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    Never in my life as a nurse of more than 55 years have I ever encountered drugs not being checked by two trained or one trained and one untrained nurse before being administered. If this sort of thing was still going on just a few years ago then it’s an utter disgrace! If I had ever seen any malpractice going on I would be right in there I’m afraid. No human being especially a nurse who is meant to care for their patient has the right to abuse their trust when in such a vulnerable state.

  • May 20, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    Omg Pernille Kurzmann Larsen God sent to that hospital even other that was supsiouse of Christina’evil doing or this lady would been continue killing people in that hospital ? but their was nurse when she left the other facility she working at their was less patients dying their was a male doctor to that was killing patients putting insulin in their bags nurses are God sent my daughter RN. Im so proud of her. BECAUSE Jesus was in this ? he cure the sick care about poor Rich but it so ? the life we living now no heart remorse cold darkness evilness I can go on but I remember our God words in melts my heart without him I’m nothing he the everlasting life.Christina will have to face almighty God and it won’t be pretty???????

  • May 27, 2023 at 12:14 am

    My God bless this woman abundantly. She has angelic heart, Its so unfortunate that majority of her colleagues supported the opposite side.
    Maybe they are all in the wrong field.

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