This paper describes the nursing experience of caring for a patient who received the first diagnosis of tuberculosis and developed a complication of hepatitis after taking medicine. The nursing period was between September 15, 2016 and September 26, 2016. During this period, the author used Gordon's 11 functional health patterns to assess the patient's health. The author found that because this was the patient's first tuberculosis diagnosis, the patient was unfamiliar with mode of transmission of tuberculosis, medication treatment and its side effects, and care practices at home. In addition, the patient was worried about disease prognosis, side effects and disease transmission and thus exhibited anxiety. Tuberculosis and the side effects of medication caused nausea and loss of appetite in the patient, leading to imbalanced nutrition (less than body requirements). During the nursing process, the author cared for the patient through listening and therapeutic touch, thus allowing the patient to experience the nurse' warm concern. Furthermore, the author encouraged the patient to express feelings and speak out what she was worried about or feared of. The author also explained unclear information, clarified doubts, and provided complete knowledge about tuberculosis during the interaction with the patient. This increased the patient's awareness of the disease and relieved the patient's anxiety. Moreover, the author discussed the influence of weight gain on tuberculosis and taught the patient how to adopt an incremental diet to increase caloric intake and reach the calorie level required for daily nutrition, with a goal of gaining 0.5 kg per week. This nursing experience can serve as a reference for future nursing care of patients receiving a new diagnosis of a disease complicated by hepatitis.