This case report describes a nursing experience caring for a patient with schizophrenia and obsessivecompulsive symptoms. This patient suffered from symptoms of being controlled, obsessive thoughts, and compulsive behaviors. In addition, the patient showed no interest in implementing strategies for dealing with anxiety, no motivation for changing this suffering, and an inability to receive a higher level of rehabilitative job training in daycare. These problems impeded this patient's reintegration into the community. Therefore, the authors employed a five-dimension assessment (physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual) in order to address the two major nursing problems. The period of nursing care was from October 21, 2016 to January 10, 2017. The two nursing problems addressed included: 1) altered thought processes and 2) ineffective coping. The author provided potentially helpful nursing processes based on the theory of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy in order to help the patient cope with symptoms, including being controlled and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Meanwhile, a relaxation technique was applied to reduce the patient's feelings of discomfort during the nursing processes. As a result, the patient's coping skills to deal with symptoms of being controlled, obsession, and compulsion were improved through refutation of irrational beliefs. In addition to showing rational emotions and appropriate behavior to handle pressures, the patient was also able to apply the relaxation technique to relieve the discomfort from anxiety and pain as needed. This case report suggests that nurses may implement the irrational beliefs refutation training regimen under Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy for similar cases at the beginning of nursing-patients relationships. Furthermore, providing relaxation techniques in the nursing process may assist patients to deal with stressful life events. The results of this nursing experience are expected to help nursing colleagues apply the above theory and skills with schizophrenia patients with obsessive-compulsive symptoms.