Don't fudge your credentialing and privileging applications. I know this sounds easy and should be obvious when in fact you may think that you are just telling your story with the facts you consider important to you, the Medical Staff Committee may see this is dishonesty, falsification, and downright wrong.
Don't downplay the facts or misstate what transpired in a particular situation or incident. If you have any questions about an application, contact a health law or nurse license defense attorney in your state or jurisdiction about your application. Also you can't complete privileging and credentialing applications with selective memory and while "winking one eye" like some of us do when completing an employment application.
An application for credentialing and privileging with a healthcare employer is NOT the same as an employment application with a healthcare employer.
If you have blemishes and a less than a perfect employment, license, or criminal history talk to someone, a health law attorney or a license defense attorney in your area before you submit your application to a particular facility. You would be surprised how much time and aggravation this may save you beforehand. Yes, it will cost a few hundred dollars but at least you will have someone to provide you with objective advice and counseling on how to proceed. Its better to pay a few hundred dollars up front and receive advice and counseling than pay several thousand dollars to representation in a Medical Staff Hearing.