I remember my first month of nursing school very well, probably because it wasn't too long ago! Take a deep breath and try to relax. You have a lot of resources available. Ask your instructor for clarification and help. Refer to your textbooks. You can also ask other classmates for help.
I'm sure one (if not all) of your nursing textbooks has a list of NANDA nursing diagnoses. Start going through that list and pick out two or three that would apply to an MI. Which nursing diagnoses would be your top three and why?
Also, if you don't already have a textbook for care plans
, you should get one. It will come in handy for all your classes, for care plans as well as papers. I used the "All-in-One Care Planning Resource" by Swearingen. I'm sure you can find it on half.com for a reasonable price.
Also, the format for a nursing diagnosis is "Acute pain (for example) related to.......... as evidenced by..........." Ask your professor for further clarification, and ask your clinical instructor as well. My first clinical instructor was a wonderful resource for those first few care plans. Best of luck to you!!!