The study determined the experiences of Letran Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates after failing the Nurses’ Licensure Examination (NLE). Specifically, it identified the initial reactions of the participants, their physical, emotional, and
cognitive reactions; the perceived causes of their failure in NLE; and their immediate plan of actions. The study revealed thirty seven (37) themes on their experiences in failing the NLE which included self-directed violence, crying, sleep deprivation, shock, isolation, starving, stomping, and shouting. Their emotional reactions were fear, pressure, denial, disappointment, regret, hopelessness, anger and depression while their cognitive reactions were psychological numbness, disbelief, acceptance, determination, fear of disappointment, shame, discouragement and assurance. The themes formulated in terms of causes of their failure, on the other hand, were overconfidence, incompetence, test anxiety, lack of focus, effortlessness, disinterestedness and stress. Their immediate plans of action were coping, acceptance, dedication, prioritization, self-doubt, perseverance and concentration.