Is there a way to grab the node_id from a trasmit message without network discovery?

In my application, I want to check the node identifier belonging to the incoming message (direct/non-broadcast). From the material that I have read, the only way that I see to grab the node identifier is through network discovery. Is there a way to collect this data from an incoming transmission or do I have to build a list from network discovery and cross-reference the address that the message was received from?

Thanks in advance for any help!

The node ID is intended to be found off of a Network Discovery. But if you know the 64 bit address of the module and you do not know its NI, then you can send a remote AT command to read that value.